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Two Elm Seed Bugs are seen in this photo provided by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. A federal official says that the invasive insect commonly found in south-central Europe has been detected in southwestern Idaho, marking the first time the elm seed bug has been spotted in the U.S. (AP Photo/ Idaho State Department of Agriculture)

New fruit pest confirmed in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed a new fruit pest in the state.

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It's the spotted wing drosophila, or SWD.

The invasive pest originated in Asia and was first detected in California in 2008. Since then the pest has spread to several western and eastern states.

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