August 4, 2023

Tethered-flight performance of thermally-acclimated pest fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) suggests that heat waves may promote the spread of Bactrocera species

Authors: Kevin Malod, Eleftheria-Maria D. Bali, Corentin Gledel, Laura Moquet, Anandi Bierman, Evmorfia Bataka, Christopher W. Weldon, Minette Karsten, Hélène Delatte, Nikos T. Papadopoulos, John S. […]
August 4, 2023

A fruit fly unsettles the trade relations between African and European countries

A newly submitted master’s thesis of Alberte Maimburg explores the effect of fruit flies on trade relationships between African countries and Europe.
May 15, 2023

Acute cold stress and supercooling capacity of Mediterranean fruit fly populations across the Northern Hemisphere (Middle East and Europe)

Authors: Georgia D. Papadogiorgou, Cleopatra A. Moraiti, David Nestel, John S. Terblanche, Eleni Verykouki, Nikos T. Papadopoulos In this study, the FF-IPM team explored the interplay […]
May 15, 2023

Bactrocera dorsalis in the Indian Ocean: A tale of two invasions

Authors: Pablo Deschepper, Sam Vanbergen, Yue Zhang, Zhihong Li, Issa Mze Hassani, Nausheen Azhaar Patel, Henriette Rasolofoarivao, Sandeep Singh, Suk Ling Wee, Marc De Meyer, Massimiliano […]
May 15, 2023

Chill coma recovery of Ceratitis capitata adults across the Northern Hemisphere

Authors: Cleopatra A. Moraiti, Eleni Verykouki & Nikos T. Papadopoulos In this study, the FF-IPM team used chill coma recovery time as a chill tolerance metric […]
May 15, 2023

Early and off-season biological control of medfly with entomopathogenic nematodes: From laboratory experiments to successful field trials

Authors: Apostolos Kapranas, Anna Chronopoulou, Arne Peters, Spyros Antonatos, Ioanna Lytra, Panagiotis Milonas, Dimitrios Papachristos In this study, the FF-IPM team explored the efficacy of commercially […]
May 15, 2023

Evaluation of Trap Devices for Mass Trapping of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) Populations

Authors: Marco Colacci, Pasquale Trematerra and Andrea Sciarretta In this study, the FF-IPM team explored the effectiveness of commercially available trapping devices for the management of […]
January 24, 2023

New scientific publication in the Journal of Advanced Research

Genomes of the cosmopolitan fruit pest Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) reveal its global invasion history and thermal adaptation.
January 23, 2023

Larval nutritional-stress and tolerance to extreme temperatures in the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae)

In the present study, we address the gap by investigating the effects of larval nutrition on heat and cold tolerance of adult Bactrocera zonata – an invasive, polyphagous […]