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The Tephritid Workers Database is a web-based database for sharing information on tephritid fruit flies. Because these species are one of the most economically important group of insect species that threaten fruit and vegetable production and trade worldwide,[1] a tremendous amount of information is made available each year: new technologies developed, new information on their biology and ecology; new control methods made available, new species identified, new outbreaks recorded and new operational control programmes launched.[2] The TWD allows workers to keep up-to-date on the most recent developments and provides an easily accessible and always available resource.

History[edit]

A group of scientists involved in tephritid fruit fly research and management launched the Tephritid Workers Database in May 2004,
[3] with the support of the Insect Pest Control Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre.[4][5] The Tephritid Workers Database is self-maintained by the participants and its development depends on the active contribution of the members.[6]

The TWD database has now more than 1000 members from more than 100 countries and is sponsoring or hosting websites of other regional fruit fly working groups:[7]

The regional Tephritid workers of Asia Australia and Oceania

Fruit Fly News[edit]

In the past, an information service for the tephritid fruit fly workers called FRUIT FLY NEWS (FFN) was issued annually under the auspices of the International Biological Program and then under the International Organisation of Biological Control (IOBC). This newsletter publication was interrupted in 1992 and then resumed in an electronic format since 2009. The first issues tell all the story about the creation of FFN and the Working Group on Fruit Flies (WGFF).

Follow the link to get all Fruit Fly News issues.

Insect Pest Control Newsletters[edit]

Tephritid Workers of Europe Africa and the Middle East Newsletters[edit]

Tephritid Workers of Asia Australia and Oceania Newsletters[edit]

Previous Symposia of the International Fruit Fly Workers[edit]

Initiated in 1982 at the First International Symposium held in Athens, the quadrennial fruit fly symposium for the international fruit fly workers is being well established now with a large number of scientists from all over the world attending the symposium.[8]

  • The First International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Athens, Greece, 16–19 November 1982[9]Proceedings
  • The Second International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Crete, Greece, 16–21 September 1986[10]Proceedings
  • The Third International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Antigua, Guatemala, 14–20 October 1990[11]Book presentation
  • The Fourth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Sand Key, Florida, USA, 5–10 June 1994[12]Book presentation)
  • The Fifth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Penang, Malaysia, 1–5 June 1998[13]Proceedings
  • The Sixth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 6–10 May 2002[14]Proceedings
  • The Seventh International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 10–15 September 2006.[15]Proceedings.
  • The Eight International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Valencia, Spain, 26 September–1 October 2010. Proceedings
  • The Ninth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Bangkok, Thailand, 12 to 16 May 2014. Book of Abstracts Proceedings
  • The Tenth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 23 to 27 April 2018. (website)

Tephritid Fruit Flies of Economic Importance[edit]

According to White & Elson-Harris (1992),[16] there are about 70 species of fruit flies that are considered important agricultural pests.
See The Diptera Site for full information.
Bactrocera, Anastrepha, Ceratitis, Rhagoletis, and Dacus are the most important genera.
The most important pest species of Tephritidae are:

Bactrocera dorsalis-complex (Ph.credit S. Bauer, USDA)

Bactrocera cucurbitae (Ph.credit S. Bauer, USDA)

Bcatrocera oleae (Ph.credit Alves Gaspar)

Bactrocera tryoni (Ph.credit J. Niland, Australia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce A McPheron; Gary J Steck, eds. (1996), Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management, CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-57444-014-0
  2. ^ “Bio Bugs” Create Potential and Challenge”, IPMnet News (132), December 2004
  3. ^ BAKRI, A., HENDRICHS J., ENKERLIN W., CAYOL J.P., ROBINSON A., FERRIS I. (2004). The Tephritid Workers Database (www.tephritid.org); In: Proceedings of the 5th Meeting of the Working Group on Fruit Flies of the Western Hemisphere, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 16–21, 2004. USDA and University of Florida
  4. ^ Food and Agriculture Organization
  5. ^ International Atomic Energy Agency
  6. ^ Insect Pest Control Newsletter (PDF), July 2007
  7. ^ TWD Official website
  8. ^ Fruit Fly News 2010, n15:1-15
  9. ^ Cavalloro, R. (ed.) (1983). Fruit flies of economic importance. Proceedings of the CEC/IOBC International Symposium, Athens, Greece, November 16–19, 1982. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema. 656 p. ISBN 90-6191-503-1
  10. ^ Economopoulos, A. P. (ed.) (1987). Fruit flies: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, September 16–21, 1986, Colymbari, Crete, Greece. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers (distributors). 590 p. ISBN 0-444-98946-3
  11. ^ Aluja, S. M. & Liedo, P.F. (eds.) (1993). Fruit flies: Biology and management. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, October 14–20, 1990, Antigua Guatemala. New York: Springer-Verlag. 492 p. ISBN 0-387-97905-0
  12. ^ McPheron, B.A. & Steck G.J. (eds.) (1996). Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management. Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press. 586 p. ISBN 1-57444-014-4 (New Publisher: CRC Press, ISBN 1-57444-014-4)
  13. ^ Tan, K.-H. (ed.) (2000). Area-Wide Control of Fruit Flies and Other Pests. Joint Proceedings of the International Conference in Area-Wide Control of Insects Pests and the Fifth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, both held in June 1998 in Penang, Malaysia. Pulau Penang: Penerbit Universiti Sains. 782 p. ISBN 983-861-195-6
  14. ^ Barnes, N. B. (ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 6th International Fruit Fly Symposium, May 6–10, 2002, Stellenbosch, South Africa: Isteg Scientific Publications. 512 p. ISBN 1-86849-298-2
  15. ^ Sugayama R.L., Zucchi R.A., Ovruski S.M., and Sivinski J. (Eds.) (2008). Fruit Flies of Economic Importance: From Basic to Applied Knowledge. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, 10-15 Sept 2006, Salvador, Brazil: SBPC. 355 p
  16. ^ White I.M. and Elson-Harris M.M. 1992. Fruit flies of economic significance : their identification and bionomics. C.A.B. International in association with Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Wallingford, Oxon, UK, 601p.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cavalloro, R. (ed.) (1986). Fruit Flies of Economic Importance 84: Proceedings of the Cec/Iobc AD Hoc Meeting, Held in Hamburg, on 23 August 1984. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema. 224p. ISBN 90-6191-636-4
  • Cavalloro, R. (ed.) (1989). Fruit flies of economic importance 87. Proceedings of the CEC/IOBC International Symposium, Rome, April 7–10, 1987. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema. 640 p. ISBN 90-6191-869-3
  • Robinson, A. S. & Hooper, G. (eds.) (1989). Fruit flies. Their biology, natural enemies, and control, Vol. 3(B). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Ltd. 448 p. ISBN 0-444-42750-3
  • Vijaysegaran, S. & Ibrahim, A. G. (eds.) (1991). First International Symposium on Fruit Flies in the Tropics, Kuala Lumpur, 1988. Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute & Malaysian Plant Protection Society, Kuala Lumpur. vii + 430p.
  • White, I. M. & Elson-Harris, M. (1992). Fruit flies of economic significance: their identification and bionomics. London: International Institute of Entomology. 601 p. ISBN 0-85198-790-7
  • Aluja, M. and Liedo, P. (Eds.) (1993). Fruit Flies: Biology and Management. Springer Verlag, New York.
  • Calkins, C.O.; Klassen, W.; Liedo, P.(eds.) (1994). Fruit Flies and the Sterile Insect Technique. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 272 pp. 1994.
  • Aluja, M. & Norrbom, A. L. (eds.) (1999). Fruit flies (Tephritidae): phylogeny and evolution of behavior. CRC Press, Boca Raton. [16] + 944 p. ISBN 0-8493-1275-2
  • Dyck, V.A, J. Hendrichs and A.S. Robinson (Eds) (2005). Sterile Insect Technique. Principles and practice in area-wide integrated pest management. Springer Publisher, The Netherlands

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