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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Drosophila immigrans - Drosophila (Drosophila) immigrans

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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 (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.
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.
Nearly cosmopolitan. Perhaps introduced from Asia.
Non-native. According to Sturtevant it was first found in the continental United States in 1913 in New York and Massachusetts.