1st Edition

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

ISBN 9781138477452
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
414 Pages 73 Color & 54 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) pests have a profound impact on horticultural production and economy of many countries. It is fundamental to understand their biology and evaluate methods for their suppression, containment, or eradication. Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests comprises contributions from scientists from around the world on several species of tephritids working on diverse subjects with a focus on area-wide management of these pests.

The first three sections of the book explore aspects of the biology, ecology, physiology, behavior, taxonomy, and morphology of fruit flies. The next two sections provide evidence on the efficacy of attractants, risk assessment, quarantine, and post-harvest control methods. The fifth and sixth sections examine biological control methods such as the Sterile Insect Technique and the use of natural enemies of fruit flies. The seventh section focuses on area-wide integrated pest management and action programs. Finally, the eighth section examines social, economic, and policy issues of action programs aimed at involving the wider community in the control of these pests and facilitate the development of control programs.


  • Presents information on the biology of tephritid flies.
  • Provides knowledge on the use of natural enemies of fruit flies for their biological control.
  • Includes research results on models and diets used for the Sterile Insect Technique.
  • Reports developments on the chemical ecology of fruit flies that contribute to make control methods more specific and efficient.
  • Reviews subjects such as Holistic Pest Management and Area-Wide Management Programs including social, economic, and policy issues in various countries.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429355738, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of Contents





Section I Biology, Ecology, Physiology, and Behavior

Chapter 1 Identification of the Profile of Cuticular Hydrocarbons of Anastrepha curvicauda (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Ricardo Peralta-Falcón, Norma R. Robledo-Quintos, and Cesar J. Barragán-Sol

Chapter 2 Reported Long-Distance Flight of the Invasive Oriental Fruit Fly and Its Trade Implications

Carol B. Hicks, Kenneth Bloem, Godshen R. Pallipparambil, and Heather M. Hartzog

Chapter 3 Desiccation Resistance of Tephritid Flies: Recent Research Results and Future Directions

Christopher W. Weldon, Francisco Díaz- Fleischer, and Diana Pérez-Staples

Chapter 4 Mating Compatibility between Two Populations of Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Diptera:Tephritidae) from Argentina and Uruguay

Felicia Duarte, María V. Calvo, Soledad Delgado, María Teresa Vera, Flavio M. García, and Iris B. Scatoni

Section II Taxonomy and Morphology

Chapter 5 Review of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) Immature Stage Taxonomy

Gary J. Steck, Erick J. Rodriguez, Allen L. Norrbom, Vivian S. Dutra, Beatriz Ronchi-Teles, and Janisete Gomes Silva

Chapter 6 A Review of the Natural Host Plants of the Anastrepha fraterculus Complex in the Americas

Vicente Hernández-Ortiz, Nancy Barradas-Juanz, and Cecilia Díaz-Castelazo

Chapter 7 Preliminary Report of Anastrepha Species Associated with "Kaniste" Fruits (Pouteria campechiana) (Sapotaceae) in the State of Campeche, Mexico

María de Jesús García Ramirez, Enrique Antonio Hernandez, Juan José Vargas Magaña, Marvel del Carmen Valencia Gutierrez, Ivonne Esmeralda Duarte Ubaldo, Enrique A. González Durán, and Lisandro Encalada Mena

Section III Chemical Ecology and Attractants

Chapter 8 Bait Stations for Controlling the First Year of Mexican Fruit Flies (Anastrepha ludens)

Hugh Conway, Guadalupe Gracia, Pedro Rendon, and Christopher Vitek

Chapter 9 Assessment of Modified Waste Brewery Yeast as an Attractant for Fruit Flies of Economic Importance in Mauritius

Nausheen A. Patel, Sunita Facknath, and Preeaduth Sookar

Section IV Risk Assessment, Quarantine, and Post-Harvest

Chapter 10 International Database on Commodity Tolerance (IDCT)

Emilia Bustos Griffin, Guy J. Hallman, Abdeljelil Bakri, and Walther Enkerlin

Chapter 11 Gamma-H2AX: A Promising Biomarker for Fruit Fly Phytosanitary Irradiation Exposure

Mohammad Sabbir Siddiqui, Phillip Taylor, and Peter Crisp

Section V Sterile Insect Technique

Chapter 12 Performance of the Tap-7 Genetic Sexing Strain Used to Control Anastrepha ludens Populations in the Citrus Region of Tamaulipas, Mexico

Salvador Flores, Sergio Campos, Enoc Goméz, Rubén Leal Mubarqui, Jorge Luis Morales-Marin, Jorge Vélez, Arturo Bello-Rivera, and Pablo Montoya

Chapter 13 Toxicological Evaluation of Corncob Fractions on the Larval Performance of Anastrepha obliqua

Marysol Aceituno-Medina, Rita Teresa Martínez-Salgado, Arseny Escobar,

Carmen Ventura, and Emilio Hernández

Chapter 14 Exploring Cost-Effective SIT: Verification via Simulation of an Approach Integrating Reproductive Interference with Regular Sterile Insect Release

Atsushi Honma and Yusuke Ikegawa

Chapter 15 Sexual Competitiveness of Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae) Males from the Genetic Sexing Strain Tap-7 in the Citrus Region of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Patricia López, Juan Heliodoro Luis, Refugio Hernández, and Pablo Montoya

Chapter 16 A New Diet for a New Facility: Development of a Starter-Finalizer Diet System for Rearing Colonies of the Ceratitis capitata Vienna 8 Strain at a New Facility of Mexico’s Moscamed Program

Milton Arturo Rasgado-Marroquín, Emmanuel Velázquez-Dávila, José Antonio De la Cruz-De la Cruz, Reynaldo Aguilar Laparra, Luis Cristóbal Silva Villa Real, and Marco Tulio Tejeda

Section VI Natural Enemies and Biological Control

Chapter 17 Biological Control of Anastrepha Populations in Wild Areas to Strengthen the Commercial Status of Mango Production along the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Jorge Cancino, Arturo Bello-Rivera, Jesús Cárdenas-Lozano, Fredy Gálvez-Cárdenas, Víctor García-Pérez, Eduardo Camacho-Bojórquez, Emiliano Segura-Bailon, Maximino Leyva-Castro, and Francisco Ramírez y Ramírez

Chapter 18 Use of Entomopathogenic Fungi for the Biological Control of the Greater Melon Fly Dacus frontalis in Libya

Esam Elghadi and Gordon Port

Chapter 19 Natural Parasitism and Parasitoid Releases to Control Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae) Infesting Spondias spp. (Anacardaceae) in Chiapas, Mexico

Patricia López, Jorge Cancino, and Pablo Montoya

Section VII Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management and Action Programs

Chapter 20 Holistic Pest Management

Juan F. Barrera

Chapter 21 Area-Wide Management of Anastrepha grandis in Brazil

Márcio Alves Silva, Gerane Celly Dias Bezerra Silva, Joseph Jonathan Dantas de Oliveira, and Anderson Bolzan

Chapter 22 Eradication of an Outbreak of Bactrocera carambolae (Carambola Fruit Fly) in the Marajo Archipelago, State of Para, Brazil

Maria Julia S. Godoy, Wilda S. Pinto, Clara A. Brandão, Clóvis V. Vasconcelos, and José M. Pires

Chapter 23 Use of the Sterile Insect Technique in an Area-Wide Approach to Establish a Fruit Fly-Low Prevalence Area in Thailand

Suksom Chinvinijkul, Wanitch Limohpasmanee, Thanat Chanket, Alongkot Uthaitanakit, Puttipong Phopanit, Weerawan Sukamnouyporn, Chanon Maneerat, Weera Kimjong, Phatchara Kumjing, and Naowarat Boonmee

Chapter 24 Implementation of an Anastrepha spp. Risk-Mitigation Protocol for the Mango Export Industry in Cuba

Mirtha Borges-Soto, Maylin Rodríguez Rubial, Evi R. Estévez Terrero, and Beatriz Sabater-Munoz

Chapter 25 Fruit Fly Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management in Dragon Fruit in Binh Thuan Province, Viet Nam

Nguyen T.T. Hien, Vu T.T. Trang, Vu V. Thanh, Ha K. Lien, Dang Đ. Thang, Le T. Xuyen, and Rui Pereira

Chapter 26 Area-Wide Approach for the Control of Mango Fruit Flies in a Metropolis Containing Polycultures in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas in Nigeria

Vincent Umeh, Vivian Umeh, and John Thomas

Section VIII Social, Economic, and Policy Issues of Action Programs

Chapter 27 Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Plant Information: The USDA Primary Reference in Establishing Fruit Fly Regulated Host Plants

Nicanor J. Liquido, Grant T. McQuate, Karl A. Suiter, Allen L. Norrbom, Wee L. Yee, and Chiou Ling Chang

Chapter 28 Tephritid-Related Databases: TWD, IDIDAS, IDCT, DIR-SIT

Abdeljelil Bakri, Walther Enkerlin, Rui Pereira, Jorge Hendrichs, Emilia Bustos-Griffin, and Guy J. Hallman

Chapter 29 Stewed Peaches, Fruit Flies, and STEM Professionals in Schools: Inspiring the Next Generation of Fruit Fly Entomologists

Carol Quashie-Williams

Chapter 30 Phytosanitary Education: An Essential Component of Eradication Actions for the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera carambolae, in the Marajo Archipelago, Para State, Brazil

Maria Julia S. Godoy, Gabriela Costa de Sousa Cunha, Luzia Picanço, and Wilda S. Pinto

Chapter 31 Phytosanitary Education as a Component of Eradication Actions of the Carambola Fruit Fly (CFF) Bactrocera Carambolae in the Raposa Serra Do Sol Native Reserve, State of Roraima, Brazil

Maria Julia S. Godoy, Gabriela Costa de Sousa Cunha, Elindinalva Antônia Nascimento, Maria Eliana Queiroz, Luzia Picanço, Luiz Carlos Trassato, and Wilda S. Pinto

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Diana Pérez-Staples is a Research Professor at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, where she has been a faculty member since 2008. Previously she was a postdoc at Macquarie University, Australia. Diana completed her PhD at the Institute of Ecology (INECOL, Mexico), and her masters at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She received her undergraduate degree from Reed College, USA. Her research is focused on the sexual behaviour of tephritid fruit flies and other insect pests, and on improving current control methods. Diana has received the L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship for Women in Science and the Kathleen S. Anderson Award for Promising Biologists. Francisco Díaz-Fleischer has been a faculty member at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico since 2008. He obtained his PhD at the Institute of Ecology (INECOL, Mexico). He is interested in the relationship between behavior and life-history of tephritid fruit flies in order to improve control method.Pablo Montoya is an expert on the use of Biological Control by Augmentation and the application of the Sterile Insect Technique against fruit fly pests, with over 60 published papers in scientific journals. He is a researcher and head of the Unit of Methods Development in the Mexican Program against Fruit Flies – SENASICA-SAGARPA.Teresa Vera is an expert on fruit fly reproductive biology and the assessment of sexual competitiveness for the implementation of the Sterile Insect Technique with over 50 published papers in scientific journals. Currently she is a researcher at the Argentinean Science Institute (CONICET) and teaches at the Facultad de Agronomía y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán where she is member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Agronómica del Noroeste Argentino.