By Doug Phillips
Blueberry Extension Coordinator
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Spotted Wing Drosophila in Florida Berry Culture

Lindsy E. Iglesias, James F. Price, Craig R. Roubos, Justin M. Renkema, and Oscar E. Liburd2

Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is an invasive pest that was introduced into Florida in 2009 after having been detected in California in 2008. As of June 2015 it had spread to most of the fruit-producing states in the United States and 30 counties in Florida. The highest numbers in Florida have been found in Citrus, Alachua, Marion, Orange, and Hillsborough Counties.

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