EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/074

Updated situation of Drosophila suzukii in Poland

In Poland, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found in 2014 (EPPO RS 2015/008). From 2012 to 2014, specific surveys with different types of traps and baits were carried out at 8 locations (Bronisze, Brzezna, Dąbrowice, Grójec, Ochla, Piskórka, Skierniewice, Września). Traps were placed in plantations of blueberries (Vaccinium sp.), strawberries (Fragaria ananassa), and raspberries (Rubus idaeus). Observations were also made at the wholesale market at Bronisze (near Warsaw). In 2012 and 2013, no specimens were caught. In 2014, several specimens of D. suzukii were caught in 2 locations, Września (Western Poland) and Brzezna (Southern Poland) but no fruit damage was observed. Considering the invasive behaviour D. suzukii, it is expected that the pest will continue to spread across the country. Monitoring of D. suzukii will continue in Poland.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in Poland can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas.


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