Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931)

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Report the species

Report Drosophila suzukii to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) is a fruit crop pest and can be a serious economic threat to soft summer fruit.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) first appeared in Luxembourg in 2014 which raised great attention (Nonet 2014; Schultz & Molitor 2016). A large-scale monitoring of the spotted-wing drosophila was carried out in the Moselle region in 2016 in cooperation with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

Useful ressources

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (3+2+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • Nonet, E., 2014. Mille litres de nectar, pas plus. Le Quotidien 6./7.12.2014: p. 19.
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Schultz, M. & D. Molitor, 2016. Die Kirschessigfliege – eine neue Herausforderung für den Luxemburger Weinbau. Lëtzebuerger Beien-Zeitung 127: 354-359.

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