Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

Spotted Wing Drosophila Traps – Monitoring Adult Flight

Step-by-step instructions on how to monitor for SWD and interpret results. Presence of the pest is the first step to determining future management needs and strategies.

By Patricia Skinkis, | Article

A New Pest Attacking Healthy Ripening Fruit in Oregon: Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila Suzukii (Matsumura)

Pest of Concern Infestations of the Spotted Wing Drosophila fly (Diptera: Drosophilidae; SWD), an exotic pest, were found in Oregon fruits. There are 3000 species of Drosophila, commonly known as...

By Vaughn Walton, Amy Dreves, Glenn Fisher | Article

How to Clean Up Fallen Fruit to Prevent the Spotted Wing Drosophila fly

Amy Dreves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to clean up fallen fruit so spotted wing drosophila flies don't have a place to lay eggs and so any possible larvae already in the fruit will die.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

How to Make a Trap to Catch the Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly

Amy Dreves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to make traps out of plastic cups to catch the spotted wing drosophila fly.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

How to Check Traps to Catch the Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly

Amy Dreves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to check vinegar traps for spotted wing drosophila flies.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

How to Identify the Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly

Amy Deves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to identify the spotted wing drosophila fly.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

How to Set Multiple Traps to Catch the Spotted Drosophila Fly

Amy Dreves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to place a series of closely spaced vinegar traps along the perimeter of your yard early in the season to catch spotted wing drosophila flies.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

How to Place Traps to Catch the Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly

Amy Dreves, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, demonstrates how to hang traps and place them on the ground to catch the spotted wing drosophila fly.

By Tiffany Woods, | Video

Noncrop Host Plants of Spotted Wing Drosophila in North America

Landscapes surrounding fruit production fields often include hedgerows, adjacent field margins, and woody or riparian areas with ornamentals, unmanaged shrubs, vines, or other plants that also produce fruits. Noncrop habitats can meet the requirements that favor Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) adults...

By Linda Brewer | OSU Extension Catalog

Spotted Wing Drosophila: A Quick, 7-Step Guide to Detecting SWD Larvae in Fruit

This brief guide illustrates how to test fruit for the presence of larvae from the Spotted Wing Drosophila.

OSU Extension Catalog

A Detailed Guide for Testing Fruit for the Presence of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Larvae

This detailed guide illustrates how to test fruit for the presence of the Spotted Wing Drosophila larvae by crushing the fruit, immersing it into a salt or sugar solution, and examining the fruit debris for larvae and pupae.

OSU Extension Catalog

A New Pest Attacking Healthy Ripening Fruit in Oregon: Spotted Wing Drosophila

Publication provides an overview of spotted wing drosophila identification, biology, damage, monitoring, and control.

By Vaughn Walton | OSU Extension Catalog

Recognize Fruit Damage from Spotted Wing Drosophila

This publication shows damage caused by SWD on blueberries (Duke), raspberries (Malahat), strawberries (Seascape), cherries (Bing, Montmorency, and Rainier), and grapes (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay).

By Vaughn Walton | OSU Extension Catalog

Protecting Garden Fruits from Spotted Wing Drosophila

This publication describes what home and community gardeners can do to monitor and responsibly manage spotted wing drosophila in their tree fruits and berries.

By Gail Langellotto | OSU Extension Catalog

Online access to spotted wing drosophila genome could accelerate research

Dec 2, 2013
Oregon State University hopes to aid research on the fruit-damaging spotted wing drosophila by providing online access to the fly's newly sequenced genome.

News Story

Oregon gardeners can help manage spotted wing drosophila

May 6, 2011
If you grow cherries, mulberries and peaches or berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, you can help reduce the effect of spotted wing drosophila with a new online OSU Extension publication, EM 9026.

News Story

For more information, please visit OSU's Spotted Wing Drosophila site

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