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Supplementary Materials

The PDF file includes:

  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Fig. S1. Flight ability results of male A. aegypti following 2 hours of immobilization at 4°C under various levels of compaction.
  • Fig. S2. The average time taken (seconds) for 75% of adult male A. aegypti to regain flight ability following immobilization at 6°, 8°, and 10°C for 1 to 4 hours.
  • Fig. S3. Flight ability results of male A. aegypti after passing through two prototype release mechanisms versus a control sample.
  • Fig. S4. Flight ability of male A. aegypti after passing through the cylinder release mechanism at different speeds (1 or 3 rpm).
  • Fig. S5. Flight ability of male A. aegypti after passing through the cylinder release mechanism depending on their position in the canister.
  • Fig. S6. Wind speed test chamber.
  • Fig. S7. Differentiation of sterile males from wild flies using fluorescent dust.
  • Fig. S8. Temporal dynamics of the fertility rate measured with ovitraps in a control site close to the release area from 27 March 2017 to 14 May 2018.
  • Fig. S9. Number of positive traps with at least one sterile male captured in quadrats of 3*3, 5*5, and 10*10 over the study area (dotted line).
  • Table S1. Fixed-effects coefficients of a Gaussian model of the impact of temperature and chilling duration on the wake-up time of A. aegypti.
  • Table S2. Fixed-effects coefficients of a mixed-effect binomial model of the impact of wind speed in the wind tunnel on the escape rate of A. aegypti measured in the IAEA reference flight test.
  • Table S3. Comparison of the mortality rates of the different series in the field.

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Data file S1 (Microsoft Excel format). Raw dataset.
  • Movie S1 (.mp4 format). Presentation of the drone trial run in Brazil, March 2018.

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