Fallen Fruit Breeds Invasive Flies
By removing potential breeding sites such as fallen fruit, population levels of invasive spotted wing drosophila could be reduced
How Salt, a Coffee Filter, and a Microscope Could Aid in Managing Spotted-Wing Drosophila
By Andrew Porterfield The red-eyed, spotted fly first appeared in the United States in strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry crops in Santa Cruz County, California, in 2008. Then the Southeast Asian […]
Could Repellents Be Useful in Protecting Crops From Spotted-Wing Drosophila?
By Edward Ricciuti Cornell University scientists are tuning up the entomological version of psych war tactics that, instead of killing insect pests outright, manipulate their behavior so they avoid crops […]
Designing Effective Baits for Spotted Wing Drosophila is No Easy Task
By John P. Roche Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), is an invasive fruit fly species from eastern Asia, first seen in the United States in 2008. The species is devastating […]