Reports have come in from Southwest Michigan by Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University, and Middlesex County in Connecticut by Rich Cowles, CT Agricultural Experiment Station of first catch of SWD. As of today, no one in the NY monitoring network has reported trap catch of SWD. Although the catch in Michigan was of several adults, the report from CT was of a single male.
Because this finding in central CT is of a single adult, don't interpret this as meaning that ripe fruit is immediately at risk. What we have observed in the past is that we can capture a lone adult here or there, but it isn't until we get sustained captures in traps set in susceptible fruit plantings that growers are at risk of infestation.
On Long Island, fruit samples contained no evidence of infestation this week nor were any SWD caught in traps set there in Suffolk County. No other reports of SWD caught in traps have come in from NY. But do stay tuned. The number of other fruit flies being caught in my traps in Wayne County, Sodus Bay area, jumped significantly this week from around 150 per trap last week to almost 1000 other fruit flies per trap.
Although the heat has been unbearable in places...let's cheer, because SWD adults are intolerant of temperatures much above 90F.