Towards biocontrol of the spotted wing drosophila


2015 to 2018


We aim to develop biocontrol strategies for SWD.


Spotted wing Drosophila is an emerging pest in the USA. Chemical control is costly both economically and ecologically, and therefore new control strategies are urgently needed.


We study the immune response of the Spotted Wing Drosophila. We aim to identify pathogens that could be developed for biocontrol strategies.


We have identified new bacterial and fungal pathogens of the Spotted wing Drosophila.

Submitted by: 

  • Buchon, Nicolas

Researchers involved: 

  • Buchon, Nicolas

International focus: 

  • United States of America

United States focus: 

  • New York