Spotted Wing Drosophila
Part 1: Overview and Identification; Part 2: Natural History; Part 3: Monitoring; Part 4: Management
Drosophila suzukii was first found in the Northeastern U.S. in 2011 and has been problematic since.
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) There are a number of characteristics that differentiate SWD from other common vinegar (fruit) flies.
(Oregon State Univ. and USDA, 2010) A baited trap can be made for capturing and monitoring adult flies. See current fact sheets for modifications to recommended baits.
(Oregon State Univ.) Spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii; SWD) attacks several fruits. It is crucial that growers identify an infestation early.