Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Peaches: is it a problem?

Authors

  • Felipe Andreazza Embrapa Temperate Agriculture; Lab. of Entomology, Rod.
  • Daniel Bernardi Embrapa Temperate Agriculture; Lab. of Entomology, Rod.
  • Marcos Botton Embrapa Grape & Wine; Lab. of Entomology
  • Dori Edson Nava Embrapa Temperate Agriculture; Lab. of Entomology, Rod.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-992x-2016-0206

Keywords:

Prunus, spotted wing drosophila, damage interactions, brown rot disease

Abstract

Healthy peach fruit is not considered a preferred host for Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura); however, it becomes a more preferable host when damaged. Thus, damaged peach fruit is of importance not only in terms of economic losses, but also because it serves as a reservoir for this fly species. This work aimed to evaluate the suitability of peaches mechanically damaged or harboring the brown rot disease as hosts for D. suzukii compared to hosts for which they have a low (undamaged peach) and high (undamaged strawberry) preference. Damaged peaches were as susceptible as undamaged strawberries. Fungus infection alone did not increase the susceptibility of peaches compared to undamaged peaches. This information should be considered when an Integrated Pest Management program is defined in a scenario of different species of fruit production.

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Published

2017-12-01

How to Cite

Andreazza, F., Bernardi, D., Botton, M., & Nava, D. E. (2017). Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Peaches: is it a problem?. Scientia Agricola, 74(6), 489-491. https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-992x-2016-0206

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