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melanogaster species group

Drunk fly - maybe Drosophila - Drosophila Laboratory fruit fly - Drosophila melanogaster - male Spotted-winged Drosophila with egg - Drosophila suzukii - female Fly - Drosophila suzukii - female vinegar fly - Drosophila - female D. suzukii? - Drosophila suzukii - male Drosophila suzukii Drosophila on trash bag - Drosophila - 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 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.