This book is a continuation of the development of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) specifically designed for use against, and management of, fruit flies. Several factors indicate an increased use of the SIT against fruit flies within the next decade.

1. Overview of the joint FAO/IAEA divisions involvement in fruit fly sterile insect technique programs 2. Population genetics of Ceratitis capitate and phylogenetic relations with other tephritidae 3. Food foraging behaviour of frugivorous fruit flies 4. Advances in attachtant and trapping technologies for tephritids 5. Mass rearing of fruit flies: a demographic analysis 6. Nutritional, biochemical, and biological aspects of quality control in the olive fruit fly 7. Advances in measuring quality and assuring good field performance in mass reared fruit flies 8. Mutants, chromosomes, and genetic maps in the Mediterranean fruit fly 9. Requirements and strategies for the development of genetic sex separation systems with special reference to the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitate 10. Fruit fly problems in china and prospects for using the sterile insect technique 11. Fruit fly problems in southeast Asia and efforts to meet them 12. Bioclimatic effects on the distribution of the Mediterranean fruit fly (diptera: tephritidae) in the maghreb 13. Fruit fly free areas: Strategies to develop them 14. Pink boolworm sterile moth releases: suppression of established infestations and exclusion from noninfested areas 15. The moscamed program: practical achievements and contribution to science 16. The melon fly eradication program in japan 17. The eradication of the Queensland fruit fly, bactrocera tyroni, from western Australia