Review of parasitoids of spotted wing drosophila (SWD, Drosophila suzukii) in the UK

This review aims to inform fruit growers about recent scientific progress on the use of parasitoids to control spotted wing drosophila (SWD). Read on to find out about:

  • How six species of Hymenoptera parasitoid have been found to be actively parasitizing SWD in the Southeast of England
  • How periods of parasitoid activity vary through the season dependent of species
  • How enhancing the environment surround cropping sites can support parasitoid populations by providing alternative hosts and feeding sites.

This information was last updated in 2021.