Table 1 Main characteristics of the sterile male A. aegypti released in Carnaíba do Sertão, Brazil, in 2018.

Each row represents a series released separately with a different color: B, blue; O, orange; Y, yellow; G, green; P, pink. Colors can be combined (e.g., BY, blue + yellow). The numbers in parentheses in the column labeled “Survival rate” are the r2 of the survival models fitted to the data, i.e., the percentage of inertia explained. NA, not applicable.

Release patternDate of
release
ColorNumber
released
Recapture
rate (%)
Number
recaptured
RepeatSurvival rateMedian
distance
Ground21 MarchB9,6001.3012510.20 (0.96)97
Ground24 MarchBY7,2001.9013720.63 (0.59)68
Drone_50m_stationary21 MarchO9,6000.27261NA117
Drone_50m_stationary24 MarchOY7,2000.282020.82 (0.48)148
Drone_100m_stationary21 MarchG9,6000.0551NA158
Drone_100m_stationary24 MarchGY7,2000.0862NA148
Drone_100m_path21 MarchP50,7000.2713810.45 (0.80)NA
Drone_100m_path24 MarchPY49,0000.4220720.64 (0.74)NA
Drone_100m_path27 MarchY65,7000.2717530.70 (0.39)NA