First report of Drosophila suzukii in Portugal
The NPPO of Portugal recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In July 2012, D. suzukii was found in a commercial greenhouse growing raspberries (Rubus idaeus) in Odemira county, Alentejo region (Southern Portugal). The identity of the pest was determined by its morphological characteristics and confirmed by molecular methods. No official control measures were taken.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in Portugal is officially declared as: Present only in some areas.
NPPO of Portugal (2012-10).