Research Protocols

Semi-field Bioassays (PDF) : This document provides details of a laboratory bioassay method as described in Van Timmeren, S. and Isaacs, R. (2013). Control of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, by specific insecticides and by conventional and organic crop protection programs. Crop Protection, 54: 126-133.

Filter method for larval monitoring (Journal Article): This article describes a method combining a salt solution, coffee filter, and microscope that can reliably and efficiently detect small and large larvae of D. suzukii in fruit samples.

Image from: Steven Van Timmeren, Lauren M Diepenbrock, Matthew A Bertone, Hannah J Burrack, Rufus Isaacs, A Filter Method for Improved Monitoring of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) Larvae in Fruit, Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2017, 23,