spotted wing drosophila

Michigan State University graduate student Heather Leach takes one of the spotted wing drosophila yeast traps off of a raspberry bush
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Prices for organic produce are always a little higher. But lately you might have noticed you’re paying even more for berries. That’s partially because of a tiny fly called spotted wing drosophila. It’s a lot like an ordinary fruit fly, only it can lay its eggs inside a piece of fruit even before it starts to go bad.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Most people have seen an overripe peach or banana succumb to fruit flies. It's annoying to find the little winged bugs buzzing around your fruit bowl.