Spotted Wing Drosophila
Carroll, Juliet; Peterson, Kelsey
The spotted wing drosophila is a vinegar or fruit fly of East Asian origin. It has been in Hawaii since the 1980s, but was first discovered in California in 2008, and Florida, Utah, the Carolinas, and Michigan in 2010. By 2013, it was reported from most of the continental US, except Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and South Dakota. It has many hosts, but is most often attracted to raspberries, blueberries, day-neutral strawberries, grapes, cherries, peaches, plums, and other late-season, soft-flesh fruits.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Grapes; Berries; Peaches and Nectarines; Cherries; Plums; Strawberries; Raspberries; Blackberries; Blueberries