Drosophila suzukii detected in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah (US)
In mainland USA, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae – EPPO Alert List) was first detected in California in 2008 and subsequently in Oregon, Washington and Florida (see EPPO RS 2010/007). More recently, the pest has also been trapped in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah (detected in August 2010 in Davis County). In North and South Carolina, D. suzukii was first caught in summer 2010 but no damage is reported so far.
The situation of Drosophila suzukii in the USA can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2008 in California, now recorded in California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington.
North Carolina State University. Newsroom (2010-10-19). Invasive fruit fly found in North Carolina. http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/192mkburrack/
Pest Tracker. National Agricultural Pest Information System (US)
Utah State University. Pest fact sheet ENT-140-10, September 2010. Spotted wing drosophila. http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/ENT-140-10.pdf