Drosophila obscura

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Drosophila obscura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Sophophora
Species group: D. obscura species group
Species: D. obscura
Fallén, 1823
Binomial name
Drosophila obscura

Drosophila obscuroides Pomini, 1940

Drosophila obscura is a very abundant European species of fruit fly from the family Drosophilidae. It has been found in most habitat types with exception of coastal areas and open heathland. Larvae can be found in the sap runs of a number of deciduous trees.[1]


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