Male Medfly

Male Medfly

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Caption: The production of medflies can be realized in the laboratory by bathing medfly eggs in warm water, a process that kills the female embryos but leaves the male embryos unharmed. In the pupal stage, the males can be irradiated to render them sexually sterile.

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Keywords: animal, flies, fly, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, male flies, male fly, male insects, male medflies, male medfly, medflies, medfly, nature, wildlife, zoology

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