Journal article

Global analysis of the seasonal abundance of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii reveal temperature extremes determine population activity potential

Michael Orsted, Jessica Lye, Paul A Umina, James L Maino



BACKGROUND: The global pest spotted winged drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) continues to have a significant economic impact on fruit production in areas where it is established, in addition to newly invaded ranges. Management activities spanning national biosecurity responses to farm-scale pest control are limited by the inability to predict the timing and severity of seasonal outbreaks of D. suzukii and its climatic drivers. RESULTS: Here, we compiled and analysed data on international seasonal abundances for D. suzukii under different climates, crop types and management contexts to improve the predictability of seasonal population dynamics. In relating seasonal abundances to environmental p..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Independent Research Fund Denmark, Technology and Production Research Council

Awarded by Hort Innovation Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Helle Mathiasen and Johannes Overgaard for valuable discussions about the manuscript. This research was funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Technology and Production Research Council (0170-00006B to MO), and by Hort Innovation Australia (MT18010 to JL, PU, and JM), using the strawberry, raspberry and blackberry, cherry and summer fruit research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government.