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Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar fly that can lay eggs in fruit as it ripens; thus, larvae (maggots) may be present in the fruit by harvest.

This article provides information and photos to aid in identifying spotted wing drosophila, an invasive vinegar fly that was introduced into California in 2008 and has since been found in other states, including many in the Northeast in 2011.

This article provides information on the environmental, host plant, and feeding preferences and life cycle of the spotted wing drosophila, an invasive vinegar (fruit) fly that was first detected in the United States in 2008 and in Pennsylvania in 2011.

This article explains how to monitor for spotted wing drosophila, an invasive vinegar (fruit) fly first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011, using traps.

This article provides information on managing spotted wing drosophila with cultural and chemical management practices.