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Spotted Wing Drosophila

(Drosophila Suzukii)

Drosophila Suzukii is an insect afflicting small fruits, mainly blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and grapes. Although experimental studies are still in progress, the fight against this flying pest has so far been unsuccessful, as no effective bio treatment has been found. 

Originally from Southeast Asia, this pest first appeared in the United States in 2008 and, as a consequence of globalisation, from 2008 it spread to Italy, France and Spain.

Today, it is present in 12 regions of Italy and 13 countries of Europe.

(Photo:  @judy_gallagher - Flickr)

The traps that can help you are

Use the following recipes

DROSOPHILA SUZUKII (Small fruits midge) - Red Tap Trap

Introduce in the bottle 250 ml of apple vinegar + 100 ml of red wine + a tablespoon of sugar.

❖ The bait is tested and recommended by the Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM) in San Michele all'Adige (TN) ❖

 
DROSOPHILA SUZUKII (Small fruit midge) - Red Vaso Trap

Pour 200 ml of apple vinegar + 100 ml of red wine + 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar into the jars.

❖ The bait is tested and recommended by the Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM) in San Michele all'Adige (TN) ❖