First report of Drosophila suzukii in the Czech Republic
The NPPO of the Czech Republic recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. The pest was found during a specific detection survey. On September 2014, adults were caught in a trap containing apple vinegar and located in a garden in the village of Stará Role (district of Karlovy Vary). No damage was observed. In 2014-09-11, 2 males of D. suzukii were identified. In the following weeks, more specimens of D. suzukii were caught in the same trap: 2 males and 8 females captured during the period from the 2nd to the 15th of September, and 13 males and 9 females captured from the 16th to the 22nd September. The pathway of introduction of D. suzukii into the Czech Republic remains unknown. No official measures were taken.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in the Czech Republic is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas.
NPPO of the Czech Republic (2014-10).