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Drosophila busckii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Subfamily: Drosophilinae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Dorsilopha
Sturtevant, 1942
Type species
Drosophila busckii
Coquillett, 1901

The subgenus Dorsilopha belongs to genus Drosophila and consists of four species.[1] The phylogenetic position of this group has been unclear for a long time,[2] but recent studies have shown that the subgenus is positioned in between the subgenera Sophophora and Drosophila.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ Bächli, G. (1999-2010). TaxoDros: The Database on Taxonomy of Drosophilidae. Available at
  2. ^ a b van der Linde, K. & Houle, D. (2008). A supertree analysis and literature review of the genus Drosophila and closely related genera. Insect Systematics and Evolution 39, 241-267.
  3. ^ Robe, L. J., Loreto, E. L. S. & Valente, V. L. S. (2010). Radiation of the ,,Drosophila" subgenus (Drosophilidae, Diptera) in the Neotropics. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research Early View.
  4. ^ van der Linde, K., Houle, D., Spicer, G. S. & Steppan, S. J. (2010). A supermatrix-based molecular phylogeny of the family Drosophilidae. Genetics Research 92, 25-38.