Host Range and Characteristics Affecting Fruit Susceptibility to Spotted-wing Drosophila

Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) can develop on a wide range of cultivated and wild, soft-skinned fruits. This complicates pest management because SWD populations can move among several hosts with different ripening times throughout the year, allowing them to survive and reproduce in many environments.

EM 9263    Published December 2019    4 pages


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