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.

section Section I|53 pages

Biology, Ecology, Physiology, and Behavior

chapter 1|6 pages

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

ByRicardo Peralta-Falcón, Norma R. Robledo-Quintos, César J. Barragán-Sol
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chapter 2|17 pages

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

ByCarol B. Hicks, Kenneth Bloem, Godshen R. Pallipparambil, Heather M. Hartzog
Size: 0.44 MB

chapter 3|17 pages

Desiccation Resistance of Tephritid Flies

Recent Research Results and Future Directions
ByChristopher W. Weldon, Francisco Díaz-Fleischer, Diana Pérez-Staples
Size: 0.45 MB

chapter 4|9 pages

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

ByFelicia Duarte, María V. Calvo, Soledad Delgado, María Teresa Vera, Flávio M. García, Iris B. Scatoni
Size: 0.38 MB

section Section II|72 pages

Taxonomy and Morphology

chapter 5|32 pages

Review of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) Immature Stage Taxonomy

ByGary J. Steck, Erick J. Rodriguez, Allen L. Norrbom, Vivian S. Dutra, Beatriz Ronchi-Teles, Janisete Gomes Silva
Size: 0.45 MB

chapter 6|34 pages

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

ByVicente Hernández-Ortiz, Nancy Barradas-Juanz, Cecilia Díaz-Castelazo
Size: 2.95 MB

chapter 7|4 pages

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

ByMaría de Jesús García Ramírez, Enrique Antonio Hernández, Juan José Vargas Magaña, Marvel del Carmen Valencia Gutiérrez, Ivonne Esmeralda Duarte Ubaldo, Enrique A. González Durán, Lisandro Encalada Mena
Size: 0.29 MB

section Section III|32 pages

Chemical Ecology and Attractants

chapter 8|12 pages

Bait Stations for Control of Mexican Fruit Flies (Anastrepha ludens), First Year

ByHugh Conway, Guadalupe Gracia, Pedro Rendón, Christopher Vitek
Size: 5.14 MB

chapter 9|18 pages

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

ByNausheen A. Patel, Sunita Facknath, Preeaduth Sookar
Size: 0.75 MB

section Section IV|15 pages

Risk Assessment, Quarantine, and Post-Harvest

chapter 10|8 pages

International Database on Commodity Tolerance (IDCT)

ByEmilia Bustos-Griffin, Guy J. Hallman, Abdeljelil Bakri, Walther Enkerlin
Size: 0.28 MB

chapter 11|5 pages


A Promising Biomarker for Fruit Fly Phytosanitary Irradiation Exposure
ByMohammad Sabbir Siddiqui, Phillip Taylor, Peter Crisp
Size: 0.51 MB

section Section V|58 pages

Sterile Insect Technique

chapter 12|13 pages

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

BySalvador Flores, Sergio Campos, Enoc Gómez, Rubén Leal Mubarqui, Jorge Luis Morales-Marin, Jorge Vélez, Arturo Bello-Rivera, Pablo Montoya
Size: 0.44 MB

chapter 13|10 pages

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

ByMarysol Aceituno-Medina, Rita Teresa Martínez-Salgado, Arseny Escobar, Carmen Ventura, Emilio Hernández
Size: 0.42 MB

chapter 14|8 pages

Exploring Cost-Effective SIT

Verification via Simulation of an Approach Integrating Reproductive Interference with Regular Sterile Insect Release
ByAtsushi Honma, Yusuke Ikegawa
Size: 0.41 MB
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chapter 16|16 pages

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

ByMilton Arturo Rasgado-Marroquín, Emmanuel Velázquez-Dávila, José Antonio De la Cruz-De la Cruz, Reynaldo Aguilar Laparra, Luis Cristóbal Silva Villareal, Marco Tulio Tejeda
Size: 0.75 MB

section Section VI|46 pages

Natural Enemies and Biological Control

chapter 17|15 pages

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

ByJorge Cancino, Arturo Bello-Rivera, Jesús Cárdenas-Lozano, Fredy Gálvez-Cárdenas, Víctor García-Pérez, Eduardo Camacho-Bojórquez, Emiliano Segura-Bailon, Maximino Leyva-Castro, Francisco Ramírez y Ramírez
Size: 1.54 MB
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section Section VII|81 pages

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management and Action Programs

chapter 20|20 pages

Holistic Pest Management

ByJuan F. Barrera
Size: 3.86 MB

chapter 21|14 pages

Area-Wide Management of Anastrepha grandis in Brazil

ByMárcio Alves Silva, Gerane Celly Dias Bezerra Silva, Joseph Jonathan Dantas de Oliveira, Anderson Bolzan
Size: 1.92 MB

chapter 22|9 pages

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

ByMaria Julia S. Godoy, Wilda S. Pinto, Clara A. Brandão, Clóvis V. Vasconcelos, José M. Pires
Size: 2.50 MB

chapter 23|8 pages

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

BySuksom Chinvinijkul, Wanitch Limohpasmanee, Thanat Chanket, Alongkot Uthaitanakit, Puttipong Phopanit, Weerawan Sukamnouyporn, Chanon Maneerat, Weera Kimjong, Phatchara Kumjing, Naowarat Boonmee
Size: 3.12 MB

chapter 24|10 pages

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

ByMirtha Borges-Soto, Maylin Rodríguez Rubial, Evi R. Estévez Terrero, Beatriz Sabater-Munoz
Size: 2.53 MB

chapter 25|5 pages

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

ByNguyen T.T. Hien, Vu T.T. Trang, Vu V. Thanh, Ha K. Lien, Dang Đ. Thang, Le T. Xuyen, Rui Pereira
Size: 1.20 MB
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section Section VIII|45 pages

Social, Economic, and Policy Issues of Action Programs

chapter 27|6 pages

Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Plant Information

The USDA Primary Reference in Establishing Fruit Fly Regulated Host Plants
ByNicanor J. Liquido, Grant T. McQuate, Karl A. Suiter, Allen L. Norrbom, Wee L. Yee, Chiou Ling Chang
Size: 0.32 MB

chapter 28|15 pages

Tephritid-Related Databases

ByAbdeljelil Bakri, Walther Enkerlin, Rui Pereira, Jorge Hendrichs, Emilia Bustos-Griffin, Guy J. Hallman
Size: 5.28 MB

chapter 29|6 pages

Stewed Peaches, Fruit Flies, and STEM Professionals in Schools

Inspiring the Next Generation of Fruit Fly Entomologists
ByCarol Quashie-Williams
Size: 0.44 MB

chapter 30|8 pages

Phytosanitary Education

An Essential Component of Eradication Actions for the Carambola Fruit Fly, Bactrocera carambolae, in the Marajo Archipelago, Para State, Brazil
ByMaria Julia S. Godoy, Gabriela Costa de Sousa Cunha, Luzia Picanço, Wilda S. Pinto
Size: 12.35 MB

chapter 31|7 pages

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

ByMaria Julia S. Godoy, Gabriela Costa de Sousa Cunha, Elindinalva Antônia Nascimento, Maria Eliana Queiroz, Luzia Picanço, Luiz Carlos Trassato, Wilda S. Pinto
Size: 4.23 MB