Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

This past week, spotted wing drosophila (Figure 1) was confirmed in Crittenden County based on traps maintained by Patty Lucas, IPM Specialist.  This is in addition to McCracken, Webster, and Daviess counties that were previously reported.  So far all of the confirmations have been in western Kentucky counties.

Figure 1. Spotted wing drosophila females on a blackberry. (Photo: Ric Bessin, UK)

Figure 1. Spotted wing drosophila females on a blackberry. (Photo: Ric Bessin, UK)

 

By Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist

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