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Species Drosophila lutzii - Drosophila (Phloridosa) lutzii

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Drosophilidae (Vinegar Flies)
Subfamily Drosophilinae
Genus Drosophila
Species lutzii (Drosophila (Phloridosa) lutzii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drosophila lutzii Sturtevant, 1916
Drosophila floricola Sturtevant, 1942
Range
A tropical species introduced to California (c. 1940), Florida (c. 1980), and Arizona.
Remarks
The only member of subgenus Phloridosa north of Mexico. Often found in flowers, unlike most Drosophila.