Tephritid Workers Database

Tephritid fruit flies are becoming increasingly important, due to the economic importance of many species and their threat to fruit and vegetable production and trade worldwide.

Consequently, a tremendous amount of information is made available each year as development of new technologies which complement the sterile insect technique, inherited sterility biological control as part of an area-wide approach using integrated pest management, and new information on their biology and ecology; new species identified, new outbreaks recorded and new operational control programmes launched. Because things are evolving so radily in this field, this database site helps to collect and share this information allowing each Tephritid fruit fly worker worldwide to keep up-to-date on the most revent developments.

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Resource Characteristics
Quality LevelExplanation of Terms
  • Authoritative: All information in the resource has been verified by authorities as indicated.
  • Quality-checked: All information in the resource has been quality-checked as indicated.
  • Not quality-checked: Although the information in the resource may come from peer-reviewed journals or other high-quality sources, it has not undergone subsequent quality checking before incorporation in the resource.
: Not quality-checked
CompletenessExplanation of Terms
  • Comprehensive:The resource includes all items in the category for which the resource was created.
  • Selective: The resource includes only selected items in the category for which the resource was created, with the process or basis for the selection as indicated.
: Selective - Selection is done by groups of insect pests, and by facilities aimed to use the insects produced in operational programmes. Any facility dedicated to research, academic, and or other purposes are not included
Update FrequencyExplanation of Terms
  • Updated continually: A conscientious effort is made to add new information immediately and keep the resource up-to-date on a day-by-day basis.
  • Updated periodically: The resource is updated on a schedule. Common values are monthly, quarterly, annually or biennially, but others are also used.
  • Updated occasionally: The resource is updated now and then, but not on a schedule.
  • Static: The resource is a one-off creation with no plans for updates, or a resource that was updated in the past but has now been frozen with no new input planned.
: Updated continually

Last Resource Update : August 2013

Insect Pest Control, Food Irradiation, Food and Environment

Organizational Source
NAFA - Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

Data Type

Sterile Insect Technique, Inherited Sterility, Biological control, Fruit-flies, mosquitoes, moths, screwworm flies, and tsetse flies, area-wide, integrated pest management, phytosanitary irradiation and sterilization

Related Sites
NAFA - Sterile Insect Technique
NAFA - Insect Pest Control Laboratory