Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

The Spotted-wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae).

Abstract

This special issue includes a total of 11 papers on the spotted-wing D. suzukii. These papers address a number of research areas including host range and selection, spatial distribution, overwintering, diet and nutrition, aspects of the microbiome, and integrated pest management. Since the detection of D. suzukii in Canada 11 years ago, there has been a great deal of research activity, some of which is reflected in this special issue of The Canadian Entomologist. However, as always with a new invasive pest, particularly one with the destructive potential of D. suzukii, there is need for more. It is hoped that this compilation will be a useful contribution to scientists and extension personnel working with this challenging insect and help identify fruitful avenues of future research.