Hirtodrosophila

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Hirtodrosophila
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Tribe: Drosophilini
Subtribe: Drosophilina
Infratribe: Drosophiliti
Genus: Hirtodrosophila
Duda, 1924
Type species
Drosophila latifrontata
Fronta-Pessoa, 1954
Species groups

10

Synonyms
  • Dasydrosophila Duda, 1925

Hirtodrosophila is a genus of fruit fly from the family Drosophilidae. Formally Hirtodrosophila was a subgenus of the genus Drosophila, but was raised to the status of genus on 1990 by Grimaldi.

Description[edit]

The third antennal segment is considerably large, with unusually long setae. Arista with one ventral branch, and anterior reclinate orbital bristle fine. Ventral receptacle in the form of loops, folded flat against the ventral surface of the vagina.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Worldwide, though most species are tropical or subtropical in distribution.[1]

Biology[edit]

Where know, all species are associated with fungi,[1] which is the preferred larval food.[2]

Species[edit]

There are approximately 150 described species divided into ten species groups.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bächli, Gerhard; Vilela, Carlos R.; Escher, Stefan Andersson; Saura, Anssi (2004). The Drosophilidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark (hardback). Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 39. Leiden: Brill. p. 245. ISBN 90-04-14074-3. 
  2. ^ Shorrocks, B. (1972). Invertebrate types: Drosophila. London: Ginn & Co. pp. 144 pp. ISBN 0-08-025941-3.