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Fruit Growers Alert 7/19/13: Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts are Rising

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

Spotted wing drosophila flies were captured in traps in Warren (6 males, 3 females) and Wells (2 females) this week in a strawberry field and raspberry field, respectively. These trap captures indicate that this insect is becoming more active in Maine.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 19, 2013 Spotted Wing Drosophila announcement, “Spotted Wing Drosophila Counts are Rising,” where you can subscribe to updates.

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