Drosophila ambigua

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Drosophila ambigua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Sophophora
Species subgroup: obscura
Species: D. ambigua
Pomini, 1940
Binomial name
Drosophila (Sophophora) ambigua

Drosophila ambigua is a European species of fruit fly.

It is known from most European counties, but it is not common in any of them. It is found wild in Spain, but in other countries it is only found in association with the activities of man, being found on farms, public houses, orchards, fruit stores and the like. There is speculation that it does not over winter in most of Northern Europe, but is reintroduced anew each year.[1]


  1. ^ Shorrocks, B. (1972). Invertebrate types: Drosophila. London: Ginn & Co. pp. 144 pp. ISBN 0-08-025941-3.