Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management

Edited by Bruce A McPheron and Gary J Steck 
CRC Press  1996  

Hardback  608 pages  ISBN 9781574440140      £150.00
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 range 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, the proceedings of an International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, meets that need. It includes all 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 an up-to-date and readable text on the subject of tephritids.



  • 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,

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