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Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): Identification, Ecology, and Management1

Lindsy Iglesias, Teresia W. Nyoike, and Oscar E. Liburd2

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a tiny invasive fruit fly pest of small fruits. It has been found infesting fruits in Europe and North and South America. Since its first capture in California in 2008, SWD has established populations throughout the United States in over 47 states. This trifold brochure describes how to identify and monitor these tiny pests and explains a few strategies to control them and limit the damage they cause to fruit crops. This publication is best viewed as a PDF.

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This document is ENY-885, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


Lindsy Iglesias, Ph.D. student, Entomology and Nematology Department; Teresia W. Nyoike, entomology project leader, BASF Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC; and Oscar E. Liburd, professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.