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Amanda Witman
By Amanda Witman on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 - 1:08pm

"New" pest: Spotted-Wing Drosophila

I just had my first hands-on experience with the spotted-wing drosophila yesterday.  That would be the "new" fruit-fly that can lay its eggs in perfect, ripe fruit...doesn't need to wait until the fruit rots to make use of it.

Have others encountered this?  It's a big deal here where I live in Vermont, because I believe this is the first season it's making itself at home in this region in a wide-scale way.