EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/138

First report of Drosophila suzukii in Slovenia

In early October 2010, the presence of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO Alert List) was confirmed for the first time in Slovenia. Several infested localities were found throughout the western part of the country. The pest was then found in two additional localities in central Slovenia. The first signs of attack were detected on grapes (Vitis labrusca) and raspberries (Rubus idaeus) but no yield losses were reported.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Slovenia can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2010, mainly in the western part of Slovenia.


Seljak G (2011) [Spotted wing Drosophila - Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), a new pest of berry-fruit in Slovenia]. Sadjarstvo 22(3), 3-5 (in Slovene).