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Erie County – first report

A single female SWD was caught in a trap in Erie County by Sharon Bachman, Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension, and confirmed by me, Juliet Carroll, NYS IPM Program. The trap was set near brambles. SWD is being consistently caught in traps in many locations in NY underlining the need to establish insecticide programs to protect late summer berry crops from infestation by this invasive fruit fly.

A spotted wing drosophila female that was caught in a trap containing an apple cider vinegar drowning solution, as seen with a dissecting microscope. Note the large, serrated ovipositor.

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