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Non-Crop Host Sampling Yields Insights into Small-Scale Population Dynamics of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura)

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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14456, USA
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 23 December 2017 / Accepted: 29 December 2017 / Published: 3 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards)
Invasive, polyphagous crop pests subsist on a number of crop and non-crop resources. While knowing the full range of host species is important, a seasonal investigation into the use of non-crop plants adjacent to cropping systems provide key insights into some of the factors determining local population dynamics. This study investigated the infestation of non-crop plants by the invasive Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), a pest of numerous economically important stone and small fruit crops, by sampling fruit-producing non-crop hosts adjacent to commercial plantings weekly from June through November in central New York over a two-year period. We found D. suzukii infestation rates (number of flies emerged/kg fruit) peaked mid-August through early September, with Rubus allegheniensis Porter and Lonicera morrowii Asa Gray showing the highest average infestation in both years. Interannual infestation patterns were similar despite a lower number of adults caught in monitoring traps the second year, suggesting D. suzukii host use may be density independent. View Full-Text
Keywords: Drosophila suzukii; non-crop host; invasive species; population dynamics Drosophila suzukii; non-crop host; invasive species; population dynamics
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Elsensohn, J.E.; Loeb, G.M. Non-Crop Host Sampling Yields Insights into Small-Scale Population Dynamics of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura). Insects 2018, 9, 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9010005

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Elsensohn JE, Loeb GM. Non-Crop Host Sampling Yields Insights into Small-Scale Population Dynamics of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura). Insects. 2018; 9(1):5. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9010005

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Elsensohn, Johanna E.; Loeb, Gregory M. 2018. "Non-Crop Host Sampling Yields Insights into Small-Scale Population Dynamics of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura)" Insects 9, no. 1: 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9010005

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