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Spotted Wing Drosophila*Volunteer Monitoring Network

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Protect berries from invasive Spotted Wing Drosophila.

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The goal of the Spotted Wing DrosophilaVolunteer Monitoring Network (SWDVMN) is to the track the movement and seasonal biology of the spotted wing drosophila (SWD, Drosophila suzukii).

SWD is a recently detected invasive species in the United States and is a potentially significant pest of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries) and other crops. SWD has rapidly spread throughout the US, and we want to help farmers and gardeners understand WHERE and WHEN this new insect is active.

We are developing classroom tools to use SWD in teaching exercises and are seeking

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Minimum Age: 13

Languages: English