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spotted-wing drosophila

Closeup of a spotted-wing drosophila fly on a mottled green and gray surface. The fly is medium brown with rust-red eyes and translucent iridescent wings extended straight back. On the outer edge near the end of each wing is a large black spot that gives the fly its common name.

Life cycle traits give the invasive spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), pictured here, a competitive edge over the native blueberry maggot fly—and also make it harder for growers to manage. That advantage will only grow as temperatures rise, a new study shows. (Photo by solomon hendrix via iNaturalist, CC BY-NC 4.0)

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