Special Issue "Augmentative Biological Control Using Parasitoids for Fruit Fly Management"

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A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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
Website: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/research/staff/olivia-reynolds
E-Mail: olivia.reynolds@industry.nsw.gov.au
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Published Papers (10 papers)

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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