Spotted Wing Drosophila: A Detrimental Invasive Pest of Soft-skinned Fruit

SKU A4133

Author(s) Christelle Guédot, Janet van Zoeren.

Since it was first detected in Wisconsin in 2010, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has rapidly expanded its range and increased in population density. Left uncontrolled, SWD can cause significant economic damage to raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, cherry, and other Wisconsin fruit crops. Discover the damage symptoms, life cycle, abatement options, and tips for identifying and controlling this invasive pest (4 pages; 2017).