Spotted Winged Drosophila in Kentucky

Spotted Winged Drosophila in Kentucky: Updates and Information

This web page contains information about the Spotted Winged Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii ) in Kentucky. The first confirmed finding came from Warren County. If you suspect that this insect is present in an area not marked on the map, please take a sample to your County Cooperative Extension office or sent it to the UK Department of Entomology, S-225 Ag Science North, Lexington, KY 40546-0091.

Strawberry Pests

ENTFACT-207: Strawberry Pests  |  Download PDF

European Red Mite

ENTFACT-205: European Red Mite  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

The European red mite is another introduced pest in the US. It is a pest of nut, pome and stone fruits, and some berries. This pest damages leaves and causes fruit russetting. European red mites can have 6 to 8 generations per year, depending on the temperature. Summer generations may develop in as little as 14 days.