UC ANR Publication 74158. Spotted wing drosophila larva on damaged cherry. Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Larvae. 0000013215 00000 n Since its first detection in California in 2008, SWD spread rapidly across the United States. Generally, soft-skinned fruit become vulnerable to attack as they begin to soften and tur… Under conditions favorable to the SWD, the fruit begin to collapse as quickly as two days after the eggs were laid. Spotted Wing Drosophila. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. How to tell SWD from other fruit flies Adults Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila Suzuki) is only 1/12 to 1/8 inch (2-3 mm) long. Identification of Spotted Wing Drosophila flies. Figure 1. Bait the trap with 1 to 2 inches of pure apple cider vinegar; avoid flavored apple cider vinegars. Larvae are tiny, white cylindrical maggots a little longer than 1/8 inch when full grown. The infestation level can increase quite rapidly if fruit are left untreated or unharvested. 0000025586 00000 n About Spotted Wing Drosophila and the SCRI SWD Project. PDF reader. Composting or burying is not a reliable way to destroy eggs and larvae in fruit. University of Maine Cooperative Extension shows how to identify the damage caused by Spotted Wing Drosophila. Unlike most other vinegar flies it can damage otherwise unblemished soft and stone fruit including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, grapes, cherries and plums. 0000014989 00000 n Subscribe (RSS) For instance, adult Western cherry fruit flies, Rhagoletis indifferens, in another family of flies called Tephritids, are much longer at 3/16 inch than SWD adults and have a dark banding pattern on their wings. Appearance. Image: Frank A Hale, University of Tennessee. Some Drosophila species use a chemical called 11- cis -vaccenyl acetate (cVA) as a short-range attractant. They can be easily distinguished from males of other Drosophila species or SWD females by a large dark spot on each wing, where their common name is derived from. 0000004733 00000 n Nondiscrimination Statement. Check the trap weekly for small flies with dark spots at the tip of their wings floating in the fluid. Many times SWD flies are not noticed until fruit is mature, and by that time management is not very effective. larvae can be relatively easy to detect. Remove and destroy infested fruit as you monitor. The larvae may pupate inside or outside the fruit. In its native Japan and in coastal California the adult flies can be captured throughout much of the year. Break open suspect fruit to see if small, white larvae are inside. 0000049415 00000 n One to three larvae may develop inside each cherry, feeding on the fruit and causing it to become brown and soft. The larvae tunnel and feed under the skin of the fruit and can reach a length of 4 mm. 0000053321 00000 n Trapping is important, however, for monitoring for the pest. flotation test every week to check for presence of larvae in developing fruits. One to several larvae can be found feeding within a single fruit. 0000045287 00000 n What makes the SWD different is that the female has an enlarged, serrated ovipositor (egg layer) that enables her to lay eggs under the skin of ripening fruits that are otherwise free of damage. Recognize Fruit Damage from Spotted Wing Drosophila. Before you spray, confirm that you have SWD in your area by hanging out traps or checking fruit. h�b```b`�x�����?�A��b�,G&�(�0�&��$`�.,�*9�����B u�R�Eߞ€�q�D4�P�x}���ޛ���f�Α T����T��. Spotted wing drosophila and other Drosophila species do not appear to use pheromones as long range attractants, unlike some moths or beetles. Genus species: Drosophila suzukii SWD looks like the typical vinegar fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, of genetics fame.Female vinegar fruit flies lay eggs in damaged or overripe fruit and, hence, are mainly a nuisance. Introduction; Adults; Eggs; Larvae; Pupae; Introduction. SWD quickly spread throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada, and was found in Florida in 2009. Research studies to define the biology and life cycle of SWD in California are still underway; however, like other vinegar flies, it appears to have a short life cycle of one to several weeks depending on temperature and can have as many as 10 generations per year. “We see good to excellent control with Delegate,” Hamby says. 0000132862 00000 n 0000131748 00000 n 0000059494 00000 n SWD is widespread throughout all the important production regions in the U.S., Europe and South America and originates from Asia. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a fruit fly that's on the move. 0000131121 00000 n spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) This species is Introduced in the United States. These are Atheta, a rove beetle, and nematodes that eat fly larvae, Steinernema feltiae. Genus species: Drosophila suzukii. 0000132166 00000 n 0000132055 00000 n Adult male spotted wing drosophila. Protecting Garden Fruits from Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii). Small white larvae hatch from eggs within a few days and feed inside the fruit, causing it to soften and collapse around the feeding site. 2011. 0000005639 00000 n Spotted wing drosophila: potential economic impact of a newly established pest. In the case of indeterminate fruiting berries such as raspberries or strawberries, sprays might need to be repeated to keep populations low during summer and fall. This rapid developmental rate allows it to quickly develop large populations and inflict severe damage to a crop. Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD; Drosophila suzukii; Family: Drosophilidae) is a key pest that targets a wide variety of susceptible fruits including tree stone fruits (e.g., cherries) and berries (e.g., strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries). The females do not have spots on wings but have a very prominent, sawlike ovipositor for laying eggs in fruit. The lack of detection this far does not mean that SWD is not yet active in the state, only that we are not monitoring where they may be breeding, such as in wild hosts in woodland areas, at this time. See Identifying Drosophila suzukii in References for help with distinguishing this pest from other flies. Spotted wing drosophila is a small vinegar fly from East Asia that lays its eggs in softer, thin-skinned fruits, such as berries. Accessibility   Be sure to wait the interval specified on the pesticide label before harvesting fruit. Today, it has spread throughout most of the continental US. 0000016221 00000 n Serv. Spotted Wing Drosophila Larvae in Blueberry; photo by David Handley. Spotted Wing Drosophila. It also has been observed occasionally attacking other soft-flesh fruit such as plums, plumcots, nectarines, and figs when conditions are right. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops.Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. And unlike other fruit flies that target mostly rotting or fermenting fruit, SWD targets fruit right on the tree, laying their eggs in the young fruit and eventually turning it into a wormy mess. Accessed July 2011. After maturing, the larvae partially or completely exit the fruit to pupate. It made its way into New York by 2011. Photo via Alamy. Fine netting over whole plants or canes can be useful to keep flies from attacking fruit on blueberries and other small fruit and possibly on branches on small cherry trees. 0000016136 00000 n See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance. 0000010598 00000 n Photo by Jim Jasinski, OSU Extension. The spotted wing drosophila will attack thin-skinned fruit such as raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, plum, peach, nectarine, and sometimes grape. Larvae floating to the top after 15 minutes in the solution are indicated by yellow circles. This is a new pest in the Southeast. The larvae may pupate inside or outside the fruit. Identification: Spotted Wing Drosophila in Ontario Table of Contents. Serv. The SWD larvae will sometimes drop to the soil to pupate and be available to the predators or parasites on the soil surface. 0000019620 00000 n Image: Matteo Maspero and Andrea Tantardini – Centro MiRT Fondazione Minoprio. Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a serious fruit fly pest of soft fruit and berries, was first identified in British Columbia in 2009.It is now widespread … 0000132315 00000 n Adult spotted-wing drosophila are small, 2-3 mm in lengthg, and have a wingspan of 6-8 mm. Adults are small flies about 1/16 to 1/8 inch long with red eyes and a pale brown thorax and abdomen with black stripes on the abdomen. Commercial fruit fly traps are available or you can make traps out of 1-quart plastic yogurt (or similar) containers that have a lid. Spotted wing drosophila. Solarizing fruit under clear plastic in the sunshine has been quite successful in killing flies in fruit in preliminary studies performed in Oregon. 0000081382 00000 n 0000032681 00000 n Spotted Wing Drosophila Larvae in Blueberry; photo by David Handley. The spotted wing drosophila, also known simply as SWD, is a tiny fruit fly that first came here from Asia in 2008. It was discovered in western Washington, Oregon and British Columbia in 2009, and in eastern Washington in June of 2010. 0000132689 00000 n In some cases, this will allow you to harvest before problems are serious. Begin harvest as early as you can and continue to remove fruit as soon as they ripen. “Spotted wing drosophila have small, white legless larvae with no apparent head, and damaged fruit often feels soft and leaks juice,” Hamby says. Vlach, J. Grant, UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin Co.; R. Van Steenwyk, Insect Biology, UC Berkeley; and D. R. Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern Co. There are black stripes down its abdomen. Agricultural and Resource Economics, 13(3):5-8. Look closely by comparing anatomical features of the maggots and wing patterns of adult flies. Small white larvae hatch from eggs within a few days and feed inside the fruit, causing it to soften and collapse around the feeding site. You can use traps to monitor for flies, but it is also important to observe cherry or blueberry fruit regularly as it begins to ripen. Larvae feed inside ripe or ripening fruit, causing softness and opening the skin with holes. The spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar or fruit fly of East Asian origin. In efficacy rankings, Delegate® WG insecticide has performed well in the battle against spotted wing drosophila. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a fruit fly first found in 2008 damaging fruit in many California counties. SWD are very similar in size, shape and appearance to other vinegar flies (i.e. All blueberry varieties appear to be susceptible. In other temperate climates, the spotted wing drosophila overwinters as an adult in protected areas, … Prominent red eyes. All contents copyright © Because of the potential negative impact of malathion in the garden, use it only where you are certain you will have a spotted wing drosophila infestation, either because you had a problem last year or from trapping and positively identifying insects this season as SWD. 0000079049 00000 n Berry growers should set out traps to monitor SWD populations in their fields. A spotted wing drosophila are able to lay its eggs in healthy fruit that is still ripening, as opposed to other vinegar flies that only attack rotting fruit. Since then, it has spread pretty much all over the United States. 0000020597 00000 n And unlike other fruit flies that target mostly rotting or fermenting fruit, SWD targets fruit right on the tree, laying their eggs in the young fruit and eventually turning it into a wormy mess. It attacks soft fruit like raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and blueberry. B SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA Disclaimer Spotted wing drosophila is a new insect pest in the Pacific Northwest, having arrived in California in 2008. Suggested methods were adapted for NY growers in Guidelines for Checking Fruit for SWD Larvae in … Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar (fruit) fly that was first reported in Britain in 2012. The best way to find out if you have spotted wing drosophila in your garden is to set up some simple traps. You don’t notice the larvae until later. We expect populations to increase in the coming weeks as more food (fruit) becomes available for the flies, especially if conditions remain warm and humid. This is a new pest in the Southeast. Blueberries also are quite attractive to SWD in moist, coastal environments but less so where moisture is lacking and temperatures are high. Contact webmaster. Put fresh apple cider vinegar and a drop of soap in each week. 0000015659 00000 n These are male spotted wing drosophila and will confirm that you have the pest. 0000003033 00000 n 0000007566 00000 n We expect populations to increase in the coming weeks as more food (fruit) becomes available for the flies, especially if conditions remain warm and humid. If a small percentage of fruit is infested, you can salvage some of the crop by harvesting the crop immediately and sorting and removing fruit with stings on the surface. Our recent mild winter raised concerns about the potential for early season spotted wing drosophila (SWD) damage to berries, which were further increased when South Carolina strawberry growers observed infestation last month. Spotted wing drosophila. there is much to learn and control recommendations will change as Spotted wing drosophila flies and their damage often are not noticed in backyard fruit crops until fruit is being harvested. The adult males have a single black spot on the tip of each wing, but the females lack this distinctive marking, making it difficult to identify this insect. Spotted wing drosophila may be mistaken for other adult flies and maggots. Infested fruit can be placed in a durable plastic bag, sealed, and placed in the trash. 0000015082 00000 n Spotted wing drosophila is a small vinegar fly from East Asia that lays its eggs in softer, thin-skinned fruits, such as berries. Identification of Spotted Wing Drosophila flies. Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), a serious fruit fly pest of soft fruit and berries, was first identified in British Columbia in 2009.It is now widespread … In California’s inland valleys the adult flies are most active during spring and fall when highs are between 60° and 80°F, especially when conditions are humid and food is available. Sprays must be timed to kill adults before they lay eggs, as sprays will not control larvae already in the fruit. After maturing, the larvae partially or completely exit the fruit to pupate. Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) a new fruit pest of concern especially for strawberry, blackberry and blueberry growers. Multiple larvae within a single fruit are quite possible, because many females might visit the same fruit to oviposit. 0000011758 00000 n A combination of preventive and cultural practices, discussed below in Cultural Control, might be useful for reducing problems on fruit trees and berries. The Regents of the University of California. You also can use traps to detect and monitor SWD adults. EM 9096 • October 2014. Eggs hatch and maggots develop and feed inside the fruit, causing the flesh to turn brown and soft with sunken areas that can exude fluid on the surface of smooth-skinned fruit such as cherries and blueberries. The male has a distinct dark spot near the tip of each wing; females do not have the spotted wing. 0000111668 00000 n 0000011005 00000 n It became established in Hawaii during the 1980’s, and was first discovered in the continental United States in California in 2008. Like other members of the Drosophilidae, D. suzukii is small, approximately 2 to 3.5 millimetres ( ⁄64 to ⁄64 in) in length and 5 to 6.5 millimetres ( ⁄64 to ⁄4 in) in wingspan and looks like its fruit and vinegar fly relatives. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. 0000115043 00000 n Produced by UC Statewide IPM Program, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. SWD stings are tiny, so a magnifying glass will help you see them. The foreleg of the male sports dark bands on the first and second tarsi. SWD Management There are three important components to effective SWD manage-ment: Monitoring, Identification, and Control. 0000009191 00000 n PDF: To display a PDF document, you may need to use a 0000003077 00000 n If you suspect you have a Western cherry fruit fly, take specimens to your local agricultural commissioners’ office. It is very important to monitor for SWD activity in your susceptible fruit trees and berries. 0000041420 00000 n SWD quickly spread throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada, and was found in Florida in 2009. Always read product labels to make sure pesticides are registered for use on the fruit or berry you are treating. Fruits like cherries will show visible dents around the larvae. Spotted wing drosophila female feeding on water droplet (E. Beers, December 2010) The spotted wing drosophila is an invasive pest from Asia, first discovered in California in 2008. The larvae may pupate inside or outside the fruit. It infests ripening cherries throughout the state and ripening raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry crops, especially in coastal areas. 0000018524 00000 n Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Larvae. For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. A: Adult male flies are 2-3 mm long and may be seen on the outside of fruit. 0000014490 00000 n Start checking cherry or blueberry fruit for damage (i.e., prematurely rotting fruit or punctures created when the female lays eggs in fruit) as soon as fruit begins to develop any pink color. Attacks a range of soft skinned fruit species; ... Larvae feed internally on fruit, are cream coloured and about 3 mm long; Secondary infections can occur at egg laying sites, leading to fruit rot; Flies spread throughout crops by … Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Larvae EM 9096 • October 2014 Figure1a. ... Eggs hatch after 1-3 days and the larvae (maggots) continue to feed in the fruit. 0000047936 00000 n Some Drosophila species use a chemical called 11- cis -vaccenyl acetate (cVA) as a short-range attractant. Damage can provide an entry site for infection by secondary fungal and bacterial pathogens, but this is not always the case. These are Atheta, a rove beetle, and nematodes that eat fly larvae, Steinernema feltiae. Spotted wing drosophila and other Drosophila species do not appear to use pheromones as long range attractants, unlike some moths or beetles. Unlike most other vinegar flies it can damage otherwise unblemished soft and stone fruit including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, grapes, cherries and plums. (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');ga('create', 'UA-46953310-1', 'auto');ga('require', 'displayfeatures');ga('send', 'pageview'); This photo document details visual differences in late-instar larvae of western cherry fruit fly and spotted wing drosophila. The most distinguishable trait of SWD males is a black spot towards the tip of each wing. Unlike other vinegar flies that occur in California, spotted wing drosophila attacks healthy ripening fruit as well as damaged or split fruit. 393 0 obj <> endobj xref 393 71 0000000016 00000 n Early harvest of fruit can be important in reducing exposure of fruit to the pest. Figure1a. Dreves, A. J., and G. A. Langellotto-Rhodaback. One to several larvae can be found feeding within a single fruit. Because this pest is so new to California, there has been limited research on treatments to manage spotted wing drosophila. Egg deposition and larval feeding can occur in maturing, firm fruit; Small (2-3 mm in length) flies with yellow-brown colouring, dark bands on the abdomens and red eyes; Males have a dark spot on the tip of their forewings; Larvae feed internally on fruit, are cream coloured and about 3 mm long Spotted wing drosophila, however, readily attacks undamaged fruit. Spread. Photo by John Davis. Although there has been an immediate response from researchers and growers in California, Oregon, Washington and B.C. (PDF) Corvallis: Ore. State Univ. SWD Management There are three important components to effective SWD manage-ment: Monitoring, Identification, and Control. Spotted wing drosophila may be mistaken for other adult flies and maggots. In the United States, the fly was first reported to invade Hawaii in 1980 The Alachua Grower (online) Profaizer D, Angeli G, Trainotti D, Marchel L, Zadra E, Sofia M, Ioriatti C, 2012. The SWD adults and larvae are very similar in appearance to the common vinegar fly normally associated with over-ripe, decaying or damaged fruit. 0000132395 00000 n Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, and Turf > Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive vinegar fly native to Southeast Asia. 0000010182 00000 n All rights reserved. Spotted wing drosophila may be mistaken for other adult flies and maggots. … Note the dark spot on the tip of its wings. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. However the netting must be applied before fruit begins to ripen so that flies will not be caught inside the net. Larvae are tiny, white cylindrical maggots a little longer than 1/8 inch when full grown. Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) 2 is an insect only recently found in Colorado that has proven to be very damaging to several kinds of fruit crops. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. After maturing, the larvae partially or completely exit the fruit to pupate. 0000131567 00000 n Spotted wing drosophila(SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a ... and the small white larvae feed, eventually causing fruit to collapse. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Berry growers should set out traps to monitor SWD populations in their fields. Small white larvae hatch from eggs within a few days and feed inside the fruit, causing it to soften and collapse around the feeding site. Authors: J. L. Caprile, UC Cooperative Extension, Contra Costa Co.; M. L. Flint, UC Statewide IPM Program, Davis/Entomology, UC Davis; M. P. Bolda, UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz Co.; J. Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Improper application also can result in injury to cherry trees. (PDF). Biology and management of spotted wing drosophila on small and stone fruits: year 1 reporting cycle. SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA MANAGEMENT IN HOME FRUIT PLANTINGS Matthew J. Grieshop, Diane Brown, Rufus Isaacs, Julianna Wilson MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Entomology Last updated June 2020 Pest background. Its body is yellow to brown with darker bands on the abdomen and it has red eyes. Brewer LJ, Walton V, Dreves A, Shearer P, Zalom F, Walsh D, 2011. Spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) larvae in a grape. our common “fruit flies”). 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