Insect Pests Article Includes Drummond Comments

A Portland Press Herald article that recently discussed several new invasive insect species that threaten the state included comments from University of Maine insect ecologist and Cooperative Extension entomology specialist Frank Drummond. Drummond described characteristics of a new-to-Maine spotted-wing drosophila, an Asian fruit fly that damages unripe and ripening fruit, including blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other soft-skinned fruit and vegetables.

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