Management and control of spotted wing drosophila

Drosophila suzukii or spotted wing drosophila (SWD) can cause major damage to soft and stone fruit crops, leading to significant crop losses. This factsheet offers comprehensive guidance on how best to manage and control the pest. It includes information on:

  • SWD identification
  • Vulnerable crops
  • Crop damage
  • Life cycle and population dynamics
  • Monitoring
  • Crop management
  • Control options

This information was last updated in 2017.

Useful links

AHDB information on spotted wing drosophila