Hirtodrosophila duncani

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Hirtodrosophila duncani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Subfamily: Drosophilinae
Genus: Hirtodrosophila
Species: H. duncani
Binomial name
Hirtodrosophila duncani
Sturtevant, 1918

Hirtodrosophila duncani is a North American fruit fly, a member of the fungus-breeding genus Hirtodrosophila.[1] Its taxonomic position has been unclear for a long time due to its unique male genitalia, but recent molecular studies indicate that it is closely related to the New World Sophophora.[2][3]


  1. ^ Bächli, G. (1999-2010). TaxoDros: The Database on Taxonomy of Drosophilidae. Available at http://taxodros.unizh.ch/
  2. ^ O'Grady, P. and R. DeSalle (2008). Out of Hawaii: the origin and biogeography of the genus Scaptomyza (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Biology Letters 4:195-199. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0575
  3. ^ 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.