Drosophila suzukii spreads in France
In France, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO Alert List) was first found in June 2010 (see EPPO RS 2010/111). It was observed on cherry in Corse and in strawberry in Alpes-Maritimes and Var. During summer 2010, D. suzukii was found on various fruit crops (apricot, cherry, peach and nectarine, raspberry, strawberry) in the following regions: Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and Rhône-Alpes. Surveys are continuing and studies are being carried out to define control strategies against the pest.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in France can be described as follows: Present, first detected in spring 2010, it occurs in Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and Rhône-Alpes.
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