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Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii).

Fruit-eating bug marches west

It’s been a familiar sight in Manitoba for a while, 
and now seems set on new horizons

A pest that has targeted strawberries and other soft fruits in Manitoba could be headed west. The spotted wing drosophila, which is thought to have come from southeast Asia, has been spotted in Manitoba in small numbers. SWD’s presence in Alberta and British Columbia suggests Saskatchewan may be the bug’s next home. SWD is an