EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/206

First report of Drosophila suzukii in Germany

In Germany, trapping programmes for Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) were initiated in autumn 2010. Traps containing a mixture of cider and vinegar were displayed in fruit crops in Rheinland-Pfalz. In 2010, no captures were made. In 2011, monitoring was intensified across Germany and traps were placed in orchards, vineyards, supermarkets, grocery shops, and locations at which fruit waste was collected. In mid-September 2011, the first specimens of D. suzukii were caught in Siebeldingen (Rheinland-Pfalz). The pest was then caught in Dossenheim (Baden-Württemberg), and at the end of October 2011 it was caught on the Northern shore of Lake Constance (Bayern and Baden-Württemberg).
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Germany can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2011 in Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Württemberg and Bayern.


Vogt H, Baufeld P., Gross J, Kopler K, Hoffmann C (2012) [Drosophila suzukii: a new threat for the European fruit and grapevine. Report of an International Conference, Trento, IT, 2011-12-02]. Journal für Kulturpflanzen 64, 68-72 (in German).