Spotted Wing Drosophila
The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many tree fruit crops such as cherries, plums, peaches, some apple varieties and Asian pears, says Dr. David Biddinger, entomologist at the Pennsylvania State University Fruit Research and Extension Center. The greatest potential for damage, however, is probably to the many types of berry crops, especially strawberries and to grapes.
The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a
small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops.
In the North Central region, it was first detected in Michigan in
late September 2010.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - Grapes, berries, and tree fruit may be threatened if a new pest makes its way into Pennsylvania this year, Penn State researchers say.
Light yellow or brown fly with red eyes.
Better than homemade traps, and an effective
indicator of SWD presence.*
As we gain more knowledge during the 2010 season, recommendations for making, placing, and servicing traps may change. A baited trap can be made for capturing and monitoring adult flies. See SWD website for current information: SWD.hort.oregonstate.edu
Spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii; SWD)
attacks several fruits in Oregon. It is crucial that growers
identify an infestation early.
Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a serious new fruit fly pest of soft fruit and berries, was first identified in British Columbia in 2009. It is now widespread in Coastal and Interior fruit growing areas of B.C.