First report of Drosophila suzukii in Bulgaria
Since 2012, specific surveys for Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) have been conducted in Bulgaria. In 2014, D. suzukii was caught for the first time in a trap which was placed in a garden with cherry trees (Prunus avium). No damage was observed on cherries. This garden was located near the city of Blagoevgrad and close to an international road (E79). In September 2014, male specimens were caught in the region of Blagoevgrad, and near the city of Kyustendil. In October 2014, more specimens (males and females) were caught in the region of Plovdiv. Surveys will continue in 2015.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Bulgaria can be described as follows: First found in 2014 in the Southwestern part (Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil and Plovdiv), under official control.
NPPO of Bulgaria (2014-12).