First report of Drosophila suzukii in the Slovak Republic
The NPPO of the Slovak 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 an official monitoring programme. On 2014-10-09, D. suzukii was caught in a trap located in a farm (village of Malé Ludince, district of Levice), between vine production buildings and fruit trees (apple and plum). No damage was observed. The identity of the pest was confirmed on 2014-10-16 using the EPPO Diagnostic protocol (PM 7/115(1) Drosophila suzukii). The origin of the pest is not known.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in the Slovak Republic is officially declared as: Transient, actionable, under surveillance.
NPPO of the Slovak Republic (2014-10).