First report of Drosophila suzukii in Poland
The NPPO of Poland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In 2014, the Research Institute of Horticulture carried out a survey at 9 locations using different types of traps and attractants. D. suzukii was caught in a trap which was placed in a commercial crop of Vaccinium corymbosum in the district of Września, Wielkopolskie voivodeship (west-central Poland). The identity of the pest was established on the basis of its morphological characteristics by the Central Laboratory (MIPHSIS). No phytosanitary measures were taken. The possible origin of the introduction of D. suzukii into Poland could not be determined.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in Poland is officially declared as: Present, at low prevalence.
NPPO of Poland (2015-01).