Both sites in Orleans County where SWD traps are being monitored had sustained trap catch on July 15, 2016. One site is a raspberry planting with ripe fruit and the other a blueberry planting where fruit are ripening. First find was on July 8, 2016, and this report wasn't posted to the blog (my apologies to the readers for not posting this sooner). First catch in both crops was of a single female SWD. Sustained catch was of two females at each location.
These traps are being monitored by Liz Tee, technician, and Tess Grasswitz, Extension educator, with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Do keep a close eye on your berry crops!
Find information on the Cornell Fruit Resources Spotted Wing Drosophila website.