Spotted Wing Drosophila Fact Sheets Completed and On-line
Posted: July 27, 2012
“Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 1: Overview and Identification” briefly summarizes the concern surrounding spotted wing drosophila. The factsheet contains photographs that illustrate in detail the differences between SWD adults and other local fruit fly species that could be mistaken for SWD. “Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 2: Natural History” discusses the life cycle of SWD in detail, along with explaining how environmental conditions and nearby crops can affect presence and numbers of SWD. “Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 3: Monitoring” covers how to monitor for SWD adults in fields, and SWD larvae is fruit. The fact sheet also provides details on how to store and ship samples should identification from others be needed. “Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 4: Management” discusses cultural practices for minimizing populations, and chemical options that will provide effective control for growers of susceptible crops.
- Senior Extension Associate