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Trapping and the Detection, Control, and Regulation of Tephritid Fruit Flies: Lures, Area-Wide Programs, and Trade Implications

  • Other books do not treat fruit fly trapping in a comprehensive manner; no other volume deals with topics ranging from the workings of baits and traps through invasion, dispersal and detection through international commerce
  • Other books often rely heavily on users of trapping technology and not the innovators of such technology; thisvolume assembles the world’s leaders in research in this field
  • Authors are encouraged to provide critical assessment oftechniques, ideas, etc. Thus, volume will present past and current trends but is NOT intended as a review volume. Thus, volume will (ideally) offer readers opportunity to learn how leaders in the field assess existing data and formulate new research avenues

By: Todd Shelly(Editor), Nancy Epsky(Editor), Eric B Jang(Editor), Jesus Reyes-Flores(Editor), Roger Vargas(Editor)

300 pages, 29 colour & 30 b/w illustrations, 29 colour tables


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #214617 | ISBN-13: 9789401791922
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About this book

Trapping Tephritid Fruit Flies focuses on four broad topics related to trapping of agriculturally important tephritid fruit flies, namely i) lures and traps, ii) invasion biology and detection of infestations, iii) attract and kill systems, and iv) trade regulations and risk assessment. This comprehensive structure progresses from the biological interaction between insect and lures/traps to the area-wide use of trapping systems to the utilization and impact of trapping data on international trade.

The chapters include accounts of earlier research but are not simply compendia and instead evaluate past and current work as a tool for critical analysis and proposal of productive avenues for future work. At present there is no book available that deals with fruit fly trapping in such a broad context. Our book fills this gap and serves as a global reference for both those interested in fruit flies specifically as well as anyone dealing with the threat of invasive agricultural insects in general.


1.1 Fruit Fly Alphabets -  T. E. Shelly

2.1 Pheromones, Male Lures, and Trapping of Tephritid Fruit Flies - K. H. Tan, R. Nishida, E. B. Jang, and T. E. Shelly
2.2 History and Development of Food-Based Attractants - N. D. Epsky, P. E. Kendra, and E. Q. Schnell
2.3 Plant Odors as Fruit Fly Attractants - S. Quilici, T. Atiama-Nurbel, and T. Brevault
2.4 Interactions between Tephritid Fruit Fly Physiological State and Stimuli from Baits and Traps: Looking for the Pied Piper of Hamelin to Lure Pestiferous Fruit Flies - F. Díaz-Fleischer, J.C. Piñero, and T. Shelly

3.1 Trapping to Monitor Tephritid Movement: Results, Best Practice, and Assessment of Alternatives - C. W. Weldon, M. K. Schutze, and M. Karsten
3.2 Fruit Fly Invasion: Historical, Biological, Economic Aspects and Management - N. T. Papadopoulos
3.3 Fruit Fly Detection Programs: The Potentials and Limitations of Trap Array - A. Meats
3.4 Spatial Analysis of Tephritid Fruit Fly Traps - D. Midgarden, E. Lira, and M. Silver
3.5 Using Molecules to Identify the Source of Fruit Fly Invasions - N. Barr, R. Ruiz-Arce, and K. Armstrong
3.6 Modeling Trapping of Fruit Flies for Detection, Suppression, or Eradication - H. J. Barclay and J. Hendrichs

4.1 Priorities in Formulation and Activity of Adulticidal Insecticide Bait Sprays for Fruit Flies - R. L. Mangan
4.2 Recent Developments and Applications of Bait Stations for Integrated Pest Management of Tephritid Fruit Flies - J. C. Piñero, W. Enkerlin, and N. D. Epsky
4.3 Male Annihilation: Past, Present, and Future - R. I. Vargas, L. Leblanc, J. C. Piñero, and K. Hoffman
4.4 Mass trapping for fruit fly control - V. Navarro-Llopis and S.Vacas

5.1 Integrating Tephritid Trapping into Phytosanitary Programs - D. R. Lance
5.2 Trapping Related to Phytosanitary Status and Trade - E. Jang, W. Enkerln, C. Miller, and J. Reyes-Flores

6.1 The Complexities of Knowing What It Is You Are Trapping - A. R. Clarke and M. K. Schutze

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