First report of Drosophila suzukii in Sweden
In Sweden, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found in August 2014, in the municipality of Lund (county of Skåne (Scania)), in the southernmost part of the country. The first specimens were caught in traps, and identified morphologically according to the EPPO diagnostic protocol PM 7/115. This identification was confirmed by entomologists of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In 2015, D. suzukii was caught in berry- and fruit-production sites, as well as in peri-urban areas, in 13 locations across the county of Skåne but was not detected in any other Swedish counties. D. suzukii was found on raspberry (Rubus idaeus), blueberry (Vaccinium sp.), plum (Prunus domestica) and red currant (Ribes nigrum). No official phytosanitary measures will be taken.
The pest status of Drosophila suzukii in Sweden is officially declared as: Present, only in specific parts of the area concerned. Presence restricted to the county of Scania.
NPPO of Sweden (2016-10).