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Suffolk County NY – first report

Five female and two male spotted wing drosophila (SWD) were caught in three traps the week of June 12-19, 2013, in eastern Long Island as reported by Faruque U. Zaman, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center. Two traps were in a raspberry plantation at early ripening and one trap was 75 ft. inside the adjacent wooded area. No SWD oviposition or larvae were found after checking ripe raspberry samples from the plantation. (Accumulated GDD 650, day length 15:07)

Male spotted wing drosophila (SWD) showing the characteristic spot on each wing as viewed with a dissecting microscope and transmitted illumination. Male SWD flies have two dark bands on each foreleg made up of black comb-like structures (inset).

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