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Special Issue "Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): Biology, Ecology, and Integrated Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Pest and Vector Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 3722
Special Issue Editors
Interests: chemical ecology; behavioural ecology; integrated pest management; prey-predator interaction; oviposition site selection; mate-selection
Interests: insect taxonomy; phylogeny; Diptera
Special Issue Information
Tephritid fruit flies are one of the most beautiful species of flies; they are sometimes called ‘peacock flies’ in reference to their elaborate and colourful markings. The biology and ecology of tephritid fruit flies are of great interest to biologists as certain observations, such as the attraction of these flies to phytochemicals (parapheromones), are still a mystery. Some fruit flies exhibit extensive mating rituals and territorial displays, making the study of these insects all the more interesting. Although beautiful, several tephritid fruit fly species are of major economic importance; these flies have a worldwide notoriety for their destructive impact on agriculture and are responsible for millions of dollars’ worth of expenses in countries investing in control and eradication efforts. Therefore, understanding the biology and ecology of these flies is necessary for developing effective integrated pest management. In view of the above, this Special Issue in Insects will focus on the abovementioned features of tephritid fruit flies.
Recent developments in tephritid research will be of particular interest, with a key focus on the biology, ecology and management of fruit flies. We will also consider studies on their behavioural ecology, microbial ecology, predator–prey interaction and novel pest management strategies for their control.
Dr. Vivek Kempraj
Prof. Dr. Ding Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- tephritid fruit fly
- pest management
- microbial ecology
- predator–prey interaction