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sterilized male Aedes aegyptyi

Overhead view looking into a cylindrical container with thousands of newly emerged mosquitoes.

Sterilized male Aedes aegypti amass in an emergence pot. A new study by researchers in Florida finds that male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live longer when irradiated as adults rather than pupae, an important advance in protocols for deploying the sterile insect technique to manage wild populations of disease-transmitting mosquitoes.

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