An Acad Bras Cienc 2021 30;93(2):e20190249. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Fitossanidade, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Av. Eliseu Maciel, s/n, 96010-900 Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a major fruit pest, which is basicaly controlled using insecticides, which represents a risk to beneficial arthropods, human health and food contamination. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a potential alternative tool for the management of this pest, however, only conflicting data is found regarding the optimal dose to achieve sterility. Thus, this study evaluated the effect of gamma radiation doses (0, 40, 50, 60 and 70 Gy) on male and female reproductive sterility, gonads morphometry, emergence, flight ability, and longevity under nutritional stress of A. Read More