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(Sophophora) melanogaster species group

Tiny fruit fly - loves banana peels! - Drosophila - female Fly - Drosophila suzukii - male Drosophilidae --? - Drosophila Drosophila melanogaster Drosophila with halter showing - Drosophila - male Spotted-winged Drosophila - Drosophila suzukii Drosophila suzukii - male Drosophila suzukii - male
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
No Taxon (Sophophora) melanogaster species group
Two cosmopolitan species in this group: melanogaster and simulans
Classified in subgenus Sophophora. Some propose elevating Sophophora to a full genus, but that would change the name of D. melanogaster to S. melanogaster, causing too much confusion.