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New record for spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Karaman, Central Anatolia.


Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is a polyphagous, invasive pest of many fruit crops. Although its native to East Asia, the pest has rapidly spread its range in many parts of the Americas and Europe since the first record in 2008. Drosophila suzukii was first recorded on strawberry crops in Erzurum, Eastern Turkey in 2014. This study was conducted in order to establish the presence of D. suzukii on cherry in Karaman. For this purpose, six apple cider vinegar traps were placed in three cherry orchards during period April 30th to June 25th 2017 and D. suzukii was confirmed in all surveyed locations. Totally, 39 D. suzukii adults (24♀ and 15♂) were captured in the traps during the monitoring period on cherry orchards. This paper presents a new record of the occurrence of D. suzukii in Karaman (Ermenek), Central Anatolia on cherry. Also this is the first report of the presence of D. suzukii in cherry grown in Turkey.