Special Issue "Augmentative Biological Control Using Parasitoids for Fruit Fly Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)
Dr. Olivia L. Reynolds
EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (An alliance between the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Charles Sturt University), Woodbridge Road, Menangle NSW 2568, Australia
Phone: +61 2 46406426
Fax: +61 2 46406300
Interests: silicon & insect-plant interactions; fruit fly pest management & trapping; sterile insect technique; biological control; insect behaviour
Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) are one of the worst group of pests facing horticultural industries worldwide. Environmental concerns and pressure from consumers and industry have contributed to the need for alternative control tactics to chemical insecticides as stand alone methods of control. Augmentative biological control of fruit flies using parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) is receiving increasing attention worldwide as parasitoids are target specific, environmentally friendly and cause no damage to the crop. For this special issue of Insects (an online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/insects/), authors are invited to contribute review articles or original research papers on aspects of parasitoid biology, ecology and behaviour that enable their success as biological control agents (rearing to release) and which ultimately aim to optimise their performance in the field. Contributed reviews and original research articles will address a range of topics including learning ability, host larval and fruit chemical cues, competitive interactions and synergies between parasitoids and other control methods. This special issue will capture some of the important research on these and related topics to date, and highlight areas where further research is needed, together in one issue.
Dr. Olivia Reynolds
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Review: The Roles of Parasitoid Foraging for Hosts, Food and Mates in the Augmentative Control of Tephritidae
Insects 2012, 3(3), 668-691; doi:10.3390/insects3030668
Received: 8 May 2012; in revised form: 21 June 2012 / Accepted: 25 June 2012 / Published: 20 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (917 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Regional Suppression of Bactrocera Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Pacific through Biological Control and Prospects for Future Introductions into Other Areas of the World
Insects 2012, 3(3), 727-742; doi:10.3390/insects3030727
Received: 6 June 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 10 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1672 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Molecular Techniques for the Detection and Differentiation of Host and Parasitoid Species and the Implications for Fruit Fly Management
Insects 2012, 3(3), 763-788; doi:10.3390/insects3030763
Received: 13 June 2012; in revised form: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 1 August 2012 / Published: 14 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (624 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Biological Control of Tephritid Fruit Flies in Argentina: Historical Review, Current Status, and Future Trends for Developing a Parasitoid Mass-Release Program
Insects 2012, 3(3), 870-888; doi:10.3390/insects3030870
Received: 5 June 2012; in revised form: 30 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 August 2012 / Published: 14 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (198 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Insects 2012, 3(3), 889-899; doi:10.3390/insects3030889
Received: 29 May 2012; in revised form: 12 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (259 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Superparasitism in the Fruit Fly Parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and the Implications for Mass Rearing and Augmentative Release
Insects 2012, 3(4), 900-911; doi:10.3390/insects3040900
Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 7 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 25 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (242 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Parasitoids of Queensland Fruit Fly Bactrocera tryoni in Australia and Prospects for Improved Biological Control
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1056-1083; doi:10.3390/insects3041056
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 4 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (295 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Application of Nuclear Techniques to Improve the Mass Production and Management of Fruit Fly Parasitoids
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1105-1125; doi:10.3390/insects3041105
Received: 7 August 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (349 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1220-1235; doi:10.3390/insects3041220
Received: 12 September 2012; in revised form: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 29 October 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (163 KB)
Insects 2013, 4(1), 55-70; doi:10.3390/insects4010055
Received: 16 October 2012; in revised form: 17 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 December 2012 / Published: 21 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (218 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 26 October 2012