The sexual sterility achieved in the house fly, Musca domestica L., by exposing the adult to a residual film of the chemosterilant apholate is described. A single 12- hour exposure of adult male house flies to 200- and 250- mg-per-square-foot concentrations of apholate caused high mortality, but the same 12-hour exposure given in intermittent doses of 2 hours per day for 6 consecutive days produced almost complete sterility with low mortality.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1966
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