First report of Drosophila suzukii in Crete (Greece)
The presence of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in March 2014 on the island of Crete. The pest was caught by an entomologist who had placed a very simple beer trap in a shrub growing in the garrigue near Myrtos (Southeastern shore of the island). Among several other dipteran species (Drosophila spp. and Zaprionus tuberculatus), several specimens of D. suzukii (3 males and 2 females) were caught in the trap. This first record in Crete is also the first record for Greece. The distribution of the pest on the island remains to be studied.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Greece can be described as follows: Present, first caught in March 2014 in Crete.
Máca J (2014) Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) found on the Greek island Crete. Drosophila Information Service no. 97, 28-29. http://www.ou.edu/journals/dis/DIS97/DIS