Fruit Flies pp 395-399 | Cite as

Detection of Exotic Fruit Flies in the United States

  • I. S. Nilakhe
  • H. B. Cox
  • R. T. Cunningham
  • J. L. Davidson
  • R. R. Bingham
  • R. E. Burns
  • R. Rosander
  • W. L. Abel
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Abstract

Early detection of exotic fruit flies and their quick elimination is essential to safeguard the agricultural industry in the United States. During the last 60 years, nearly $200 million have been spent to eradicate accidental introductions of tephritid fruit flies in the continental United States (Hagen et al., 1981; Clark and Weems Jr., 1989; Milton C. Holmes, pers. comm.); in addition, more than $10 million are spent annually on detection programs.

Keywords

Trap Density Detection Program Trapping Expense Exotic Fruit Trapping Season 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Nilakhe
  • H. B. Cox
  • R. T. Cunningham
  • J. L. Davidson
  • R. R. Bingham
  • R. E. Burns
  • R. Rosander
  • W. L. Abel

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