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Species Drosophila immigrans

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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 immigrans (Drosophila immigrans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drosophila immigrans Sturtevant, 1921
Explanation of Names
When Sturtevant named the species in 1921 he already knew it was found around the world and likely a recent immigrant.
Identification
Distinguished from most similar yellow species by the small dark patches at the tips of veins R2+3 and R4+5 and along crossvein dm-cu.
Range
Nearly cosmopolitan. Perhaps introduced from Asia.
Remarks
Non-native. According to Sturtevant it was first found in the continental United States in 1913 in New York and Massachusetts.