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Table 4 Mean wing length, % insemination rates and mean egg production/female of F1 progeny females from crosses between wild-caught F1's and MALPAN An. arabiensis (F = Field, Mal = MALPAN, ♀ = female, ♂ = male, × = crossed with)

From: Evaluating the potential of the sterile insect technique for malaria control: relative fitness and mating compatibility between laboratory colonized and a wild population of Anopheles arabiensis from the Kruger National Park, South Africa

  Cross
Attribute F♀
X
F♂
F♀
X
Mal♂
Mal♀
X
F♂
Mal♀
X
Mal♂
Mean wing length (mm)
(Lower - Upper 95% CI)
3.69
3.59 - 3.8
3.61
3.48 - 3.75
3.64
3.52 - 3.76
3.66
3.56 - 3.76
% Insemination rate
(Lower - Upper 95% CI)
37.9
35.4 - 40.3
72.7†
(66.4 - 79.7)
49.3
(45.7 - 52.9)
53.8
(50.8 - 56.8)
Mean egg production/female
(Lower - Upper 95% CI)
76.2
(50.4 - 102)
62
(47.3 - 72.7)
141.3†
(134.4 - 155.1)
58.7
(29.7 - 87.6)
  1. † showed statistically significant difference