Drosophila populi species group

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Drosophila populi species group
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Subfamily: Drosophilinae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Sophophora
Species group: populi
Lemeunier and Ashburner, 1976

The Holarctic Drosophila populi species group belongs to the subgenus Sophophora and contains two species, Drosophila ingrica and Drosophila populi. D. ingrica is found in the Palearctic, while D. populi is found in the Nearctic. Both species are found in the northernmost subarctic forest zone, and are strongly associated with cotton wood.[1]


  1. ^ Vilela, C. R., and G. Bächli. 2009. Redescription of the Alaskan species Drosophila populi (Diptera, Drosophilidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerische Entomologischen Gesellschaft 82:259-269.