Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fruit Fly Pests

A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Bruce A. McPheron, Gary J. Steck

CRC Press

608 pages

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Hardback: 9781574440140
pub: 1996-02-01
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A book of national and international importance, Fruit Fly Pests is an exhaustive compendium of information (with data provided by more than 100 contributors) that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. With huge losses experienced annually from fruit fly devastation, information on these high-profile insects is important to commercial fruit and vegetable growers, marketing exporters, government regulatory agencies, and the scientific community. Fruit flies impose a considerable resource tax, and the ones who suffer range from shippers to end users. The demand for world-wide plant protection requires up-to-date research information. This book meets that need.

This book contains the proceedings from the most recent International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance. Here you will find the major presentations given at the symposium, with an added feature - overviews from experts on topics not covered directly by participants in the symposium, filling in gaps in the current literature. The resulting publication is the most up-to-date and readable text to be found anywhere on the subject of tephritids.


"Fruit Fly Pests is the definitive work on fruit flies, containing 100 contributions from experts all over the world."

Fly Pests is the definitive work on fruit flies, containing 100 contributions from experts all over the world."

Table of Contents


Opening Address, Jorge Hendrichs

Welcoming Remarks, Richard Gaskalla

Welcoming Remarks, Robert M. Faust

Keynote Address: Message from a Non-Pest Fruit Fly, Linda Partridge


Overview of Research on the Behavior of Fruit Flies, Peter J. Landolt and Sergeo Quilici

Behaviors of California Fruit Flies and the Evolution of Tephritid Mating Systems, D.H. Headrick and R.D. Goeden

Acoustical Comparisons of Calling Songs from Anastrepha Species in Brazil, R.W. Mankin, A. Malavasi, and C. Aquino

Comparative Mating Systems of Two Rhagoletis Species: The Adaptive Significance of Mate Guarding, Susan B. Opp, Steven A. Spisak, Aparna Telang, and Sha S. Hammond

Sexual Behavior and Signals Used for Mating of Bactrocera correcta (Bezzi), Ratana Poramarcom and Visut Baimai

Influence of Some Visual Stimuli on the Selection of Oviposition Site by Ceratitis (Pterandrus) rosa Karsch, S. Quilici and L. Rivry

Ovipositional Responses to Apple in a Caged Tree by Anastrepha fraterculus in Southern Brazil, R.L. Sugayama, A. Malavasi, I. Nora, and E.S. Branco


Olfactory Semiochemicals of Tephritids, Eric B. Jang and Douglas M. Light

Pheromones of Mediterranean Fruit Fly: Presumed Mode of Action and Implications for Improved Trapping Techniques, P.E. Howse and J.J. Knapp

Morphology of Adult Male Rectum of Seven Species of Anastrepha from Brazil and Mating Behavior Correlations, M.D. Barros and A. Malavasi

Volatile Components from the Salivary Glands of Calling Males of the South American Fruit Fly, Anastrepha fraterculus: Partial Identification and Behavioral Activity, Ivanildo S. De Lima, Philip E. Howse, and Ian D.R. Stevens

Attraction of Female Mediterranean Fruit Flies to Identified Components of the Male-Produced Pheromone: Qualitative Aspects of Major, Intermediate, and Minor Components, Eric B. Jang and Douglas M. Light

Plant Volatiles Evoke and Modulate Tephritid Behavior, Douglas M. Light and Eric B. Jang

Trap Utilization by Mediterranean Fruit Fly Populations in Citrus Groves in Portugal, R. Pereira and J.P. Carvalho

Mark-Recapture Studies of Walnut Husk Flies Attracted to Food-Based Lures, Katherine M. Reynolds, Susan B. Opp, Melissa Moen, and Karen Denham

Sex Pheromone and Mating Competition after Methyl Eugenol Consumption in the Bactrocera dorsalis Complex, Keng-Hong Tan R. Nishida


Tephritidae in the Biological Control of Weeds, Charles E. Turner

Reduction of Seed Set in Nodding Thistle (Carduus nutans) by the Seed-Fly, Urophora solstitialis, in Australia, T.L. Woodburn

Tephritid Flies in the Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle, Charles E. Turner


Towards the Application of Genetic Sexing in Tephritid Fruit Fly SIT Programs, Ute Willhoeft, Gerald Franz, and Don O. McInnis

Development and Application of Genetic Sexing Systems for the Mediterranean Fruit Fly Based on a Temperature Sensitive Lethal, Gerald Franz, Philippe Kerremans, Pedro Rendon, and Jorge Hendrichs

Assessment of Irradiation Doses for TSL (Thermal Sensitive Lethal) Strain Vienna 42, P. Rendon, G. Franz, and R.J. Wood


Review of Session VI, Genetics/Biochemistry, Alan S. Robinson and Antigone Zacharopoulou

Mapping an Isozymic Gene Expressed in Pupae with Respect to Adult Markers in Ceratitis capitata, J.L. Cladera, A.C. Alberti, H.F. Curti, J.C. Vilardi, and B.O. Saidman

Sequence from Eye Color Genes, Chorion Gene and Mariner-Like Transposable Elements in the Queensland Fruit Fly, Bactrocera tryoni, Marianne Frommer, Alfie Meats, Deirdre Sharkey, Deborah Shearman, John, Sved, and Catherine Turney

An Analysis of the hobo Transposable Element for Gene-Vector Development, Alfred M. Handler and Sheilachu P. Gomez

Linkage Analysis of Genetic Markers in the Oriental Fruit Fly, Susan D. McCombs and Stephen H. Saul

Genetic Studies of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, Susan D. McCombs, Donald O. McInnis, and Stephen H. Saul

Heterosis in Ceratitis capitata, M.C. Zapater, C. Banchero, M. Battista, and H. Rizzo


Fruit Fly Taxonomy: Recent Advances and New Approaches, Ian M. White

Anastrepha Species from the Brazilian Amazon: Distribution, Hosts, and Lectotype Designations, R.A. Zucchi, N.M. da Silva, and S. Silveira Neto


Population Genetic Studies of Tephritid Flies of Economic Importance, George K. Roderick

Genetic and Morphological Differentiation in the Specialist Species Anastrepha pickeli and A. montie, J.S. Morgante, D. Selivon, V.N. Solferini, and A.S. do Nascimento

Genetic Variability in Anastrepha pseudoparallela: A Specialist Species, Rominy N. Stefani and J.S. Morgante

Genetic and Statistical Analysis of Colonization, George K. Roderick and Francis X. Villablanca

Distribution of Mitochondrial DNA Haplotypes Among Ceratitis capitata Populations Worldwide, G.J. Steck, G.E. Gasparich, H.Y. Han, B.A. McPheron, and W.S. Sheppard


Demography of Fruit Flies and Implications to Action Programs, Pablo Liedo and James R. Carey

Future Trends in Fruit Fly Management, Martin Aluja

Population Dynamics of Fruit Flies in Itaguaf County, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I-Survey of the Species, Elen de L. Aguilar and Eurípedes B. Menezes

Susceptibility of Different Mango Varieties (Mangifera indica) to the Attack of the Fruit Fly, Anastrepha oblique (Diptera: Tephritidae), R. da S. Carvalho, A.S. Mascimento, J.S. Morgante, and N. Fonseca

Cyromazine: Effects on Three Species of Anastrepha, Francisco Díaz, Jorge Toledo, Walther Enkerlin, and Juan, Hernández

Relative Resistance of Avocado Germplasm to Caribbean Fruit Fly, Michael K. Hennessey and Robert J. Knight, Jr.

Hosts for Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) and Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedmann) in the Northeastern Province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, M.T. Graciela Putruele

Life Cycle of Anastrepha grandis, Janisete Gomes Silva and Also Malavasi

The Natural Host Plants of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, N.M. da Silva, S. Silveira Neto, and R.A. Zucci

Comparison of the Biology of Anastrepha obliqua Reared in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) and in Mombin (Spondias mombin) Infested Under Field Conditions, J. Toledo A. and J.R. Lara V.


Status and Needs of Biological Control Research for Tephritid Flies, Russell H. Messing

The Past and Potential of Biological Control of Fruit Flies, John M. Sivinski

Inundative Release of the Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata for the Control of the Caribbean Fruit Fly, Anastrepha suspensa, Reed E. Burns, Jose D. Diaz, and Timothy C. Holler


Quality Control and SIT Field Testing with Genetic Sexing Mediterranean Fruit Fly Males, A.P. Economopoulos

Problems Encountered During Long-Term SIT Programs in Japan, Osamu Iwahashi

Implementation of Technical and Managerial Systems for Quality Control in Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) Sterile Release Programs, C.O. Calkins, T.R. Ashley, and D.L. Chambers

Competitive Behavior of Males of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata, Genetic Sexing Strain Vienna-42, Jorge Hendrichs, Byron Katsoyannos, Klaus Gaggl, and Vivat Wornoayporn

Movement of Sterile Melon Flies in Okinawa, Japan, T. Kohama and H. Kuba

Ethological Analysis of Medfly Courtship: Potential for Quality Control, Slawomir A. Lux and Klaus Gaggl

The Influence of Four Phenols on the Olive Fruit Fly, A.G. Manoukas

Artificial Selection Experiments in the Melon Fly: The Status Quo and Problems, T. Miyatake

Metamorphosis in the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), L.A. Quesada-Allué, P. Wappner, G.L. Boccaccio, and A. Rabossi

Quality Assessment of Mass-Reared Bactrocera zonata (Saunders), Z.A. Qureshi, T. Hussain, and Q.H. Siddiqui

Suppression of Mediterranean Fruit Fly Populations with SIT in Two Habitats: A Coffee Agroecosystem with a Braconid Parasitoid and a Forest with Scattered Patches of Understory Coffee, Roger I. Vargas


Synopsis of Postharvest Quarantine Treatment Research, Guy Hallman and Mary Quinlan

Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment Against Fruit Flies, A.K. Burditt, Jr.

Postharvest Fruit Fly Disinfestation of Papaya, R.P. Campos, S.L. Honorio, and V.N. Solferini

Cold Treatment, the Caribbean Fruit Fly, and Carambolas, Walter P. Gould

Mortality of Caribbean Fruit Fly in Coated Fruits, Guy J. Hallman

Fruit Fly Larval Mortality from Thermal Treatments Varies with Substrate Type, James D. Hansen

A Rapid Test for Distinguishing Irradiated from Unirradiated Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidea), Larvae, M. Mansour and G. Franz


Action Programs Against Fruit Flies of Economic Importance: Session Overview, J. Hendrichs

Advances in the National Fruit Fly Control and Eradication Program in Argentina, R. Aruani, A. Ceresa, J.C. Granados, G. Taret, P. Peruzzotti, and G. Ortiz

California Industry Comments, Dean Buchinger

Role of the Private Sector in Action Program Research Needs, Walter Enkerlin

Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni): Eradication from Western Australia, Kingsley Fisher

The Successful Eradication Programs of the Melon Fly in Okinawa, H. Kuba, T. Kohama, H. Kakinohana, M. Yamagishi, K. Kinjo, Y. Sodei, T., Nakasone, and Y. Nakamoto

California's 1993/1994 Mediterranean Fruit Fly Eradication Program, Dick Penrose

Behavioral Control of Apple Maggot Flies, Ronald J. Prokopy and Jennifer Mason

The Mexican National Fruit Fly Eradication Campaign: Largest Fruit Fly Industrial Complex in the World, Juan A. Rull Gabayet, Jesus Reyes Flores, and Walther Enkerlin Hoeflich

Eulogy for G. Gregor Rohwer, As presented by G. Tween

Fourth International Symposium on Fruit Flies on Economic Importance: Final Program

Species Index

Author Index

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General