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spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)

“There is likely no single one-size-fits-all pest management solution for this species across all crop systems or across all geographic areas,” says Catherine Little, a Ph.D. student at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and lead author on a new review article published in May in the Journal of Insect Science on the high degree of phenotypic plasticity in the invasive fruit fly spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). “But changes in physiology for D. suzukii are often tied to changes in behavior. Understanding behavior of winter morph flies can open new opportunities for controlling this invasive species before local populations reach damaging levels each year.” (Photo by Sean McCann, Ph.D.)

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