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 3|17 pages

Desiccation Resistance of Tephritid Flies

Recent Research Results and Future Directions
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section Section II|72 pages

Taxonomy and Morphology

section Section IV|15 pages

Risk Assessment, Quarantine, and Post-Harvest

chapter 11|5 pages


A Promising Biomarker for Fruit Fly Phytosanitary Irradiation Exposure
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section Section V|58 pages

Sterile Insect Technique

chapter 14|8 pages

Exploring Cost-Effective SIT

Verification via Simulation of an Approach Integrating Reproductive Interference with Regular Sterile Insect Release
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section Section VI|46 pages

Natural Enemies and Biological Control

section Section VII|81 pages

Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management and Action Programs

chapter 20|20 pages

Holistic Pest Management

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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
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chapter 29|6 pages

Stewed Peaches, Fruit Flies, and STEM Professionals in Schools

Inspiring the Next Generation of Fruit Fly Entomologists
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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
Size: 12.35 MB