Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 22, 2015

Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology There has not been a significant increase in spotted wing drosophila populations at most trapping sites this week, and in some locations captures were lower than last week. Hot, dry weather tends […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: September 11, 2015

Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Spotted wing drosophila trap captures have been increasing in most locations over the past two weeks. We have been anticipating a substantial increase in fly numbers for some time, and this may […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 24, 2015

Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Spotted wing drosophila captures have been rising significantly in some locations this week. Although the number of flies caught has been quite variable from site to site, the significant increase in populations […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: August 10, 2015

Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Spotted wing drosophila captures are becoming more widespread this week, although numbers are still quite low at most sites. The highest numbers of flies were caught in traps in Buxton (21) and […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: July 20, 2015

Click on photos to enlarge. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a new pest that is a concern for growers of raspberries, blueberries and day-neutral strawberries. This small fruit fly is similar to those that hover around […]

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