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by Buckthornsam

Buckthorn species are wild hosts of spotted wing drosophila

The OMAFRA spotted wing drosophila (SWD) team learned a lot about SWD in 2012. Not only did the SWD spread rapidly throughout Ontario, but it was also found on a new wild host, common buckthorn (also known as European buckthorn) which is considered an invasive plant.

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