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Amy Dreves is a research and extension entomologist at Oregon State University. She says the bug is a type of fruit fly that was discovered in California in 2008. (Country Life)
“I think we are fortunate to be in the position of being able to anticipate the threat from this pest," says Nik Wiman, a postdoctoral associate in Horticulture at OSU.(Growing Produce)
As for the most commonly used homemade baits, however, put away the saltshakers and leave the beer in a cooler, said Robin Rosetta, an entomologist with the OSU Extension Service. (ABC News)
Many aspects of bumblebee behavior are unknown, but better understanding may lead to bee-friendly agricultural practices, says Sujaya Rao.
Oregon State University hopes to aid research on the fruit-damaging spotted wing drosophila by providing online access to the fly's newly sequenced genome. (OSU Extension)