Eradication of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, in Japan: Importance of Behavior, Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution

Juro Koyama, Hiroyuki Kakinohana, Takahisa Miyatake

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

132 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, is a destructive insect of cucurbit and other fruits. It invaded the Southwestern Islands of Japan from 1919 to 1974. The sterile insect technique (SIT) was successfully applied from 1972 to 1993 to eradicate the melon fly. Technical research into SIT functions, such as suppression of density, mass-rearing, sterilization, shipment, release, evaluation of efficacy, and quality control of mass-reared insects, was conducted for this eradication project. Fundamental research into the dispersion, mating and oviposition behavior, population dynamics and estimation of density, eradication models, spatial distribution, genetics, and evolution of the melon fly was also undertaken and supported the success of the eradication project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-349
Number of pages19
JournalAnnual Review of Entomology
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Fingerprint

Bactrocera cucurbitae
insect
Japan
ecology
sterile insect technique
population estimation
insects
mass rearing
Cucurbitaceae
oviposition
quality control
rearing
population dynamics
fruit
spatial distribution
fruits
project

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • Mass-rearing
  • Mating behavior
  • Sterile insect technique
  • Sterilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

Cite this

Eradication of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, in Japan : Importance of Behavior, Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution. / Koyama, Juro; Kakinohana, Hiroyuki; Miyatake, Takahisa.

In: Annual Review of Entomology, Vol. 49, 2004, p. 331-349.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{bdc5a1c31b8e4cd9ab1bfd6dd43e50e3,
title = "Eradication of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, in Japan: Importance of Behavior, Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution",
abstract = "The melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, is a destructive insect of cucurbit and other fruits. It invaded the Southwestern Islands of Japan from 1919 to 1974. The sterile insect technique (SIT) was successfully applied from 1972 to 1993 to eradicate the melon fly. Technical research into SIT functions, such as suppression of density, mass-rearing, sterilization, shipment, release, evaluation of efficacy, and quality control of mass-reared insects, was conducted for this eradication project. Fundamental research into the dispersion, mating and oviposition behavior, population dynamics and estimation of density, eradication models, spatial distribution, genetics, and evolution of the melon fly was also undertaken and supported the success of the eradication project.",
keywords = "Distribution, Mass-rearing, Mating behavior, Sterile insect technique, Sterilization",
author = "Juro Koyama and Hiroyuki Kakinohana and Takahisa Miyatake",
year = "2004",
doi = "10.1146/annurev.ento.49.061802.123224",
language = "English",
volume = "49",
pages = "331--349",
journal = "Annual Review of Entomology",
issn = "0066-4170",
publisher = "Annual Reviews Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Eradication of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, in Japan

T2 - Importance of Behavior, Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution

AU - Koyama, Juro

AU - Kakinohana, Hiroyuki

AU - Miyatake, Takahisa

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - The melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, is a destructive insect of cucurbit and other fruits. It invaded the Southwestern Islands of Japan from 1919 to 1974. The sterile insect technique (SIT) was successfully applied from 1972 to 1993 to eradicate the melon fly. Technical research into SIT functions, such as suppression of density, mass-rearing, sterilization, shipment, release, evaluation of efficacy, and quality control of mass-reared insects, was conducted for this eradication project. Fundamental research into the dispersion, mating and oviposition behavior, population dynamics and estimation of density, eradication models, spatial distribution, genetics, and evolution of the melon fly was also undertaken and supported the success of the eradication project.

AB - The melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae, is a destructive insect of cucurbit and other fruits. It invaded the Southwestern Islands of Japan from 1919 to 1974. The sterile insect technique (SIT) was successfully applied from 1972 to 1993 to eradicate the melon fly. Technical research into SIT functions, such as suppression of density, mass-rearing, sterilization, shipment, release, evaluation of efficacy, and quality control of mass-reared insects, was conducted for this eradication project. Fundamental research into the dispersion, mating and oviposition behavior, population dynamics and estimation of density, eradication models, spatial distribution, genetics, and evolution of the melon fly was also undertaken and supported the success of the eradication project.

KW - Distribution

KW - Mass-rearing

KW - Mating behavior

KW - Sterile insect technique

KW - Sterilization

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=1042275452&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=1042275452&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1146/annurev.ento.49.061802.123224

DO - 10.1146/annurev.ento.49.061802.123224

M3 - Article

C2 - 14651467

AN - SCOPUS:1042275452

VL - 49

SP - 331

EP - 349

JO - Annual Review of Entomology

JF - Annual Review of Entomology

SN - 0066-4170

ER -