Drosophila musaphilia Hardy, 1965

Koa picturewing fly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1988 (Suckling et al. 2004)

Rediscovered in 2010



Koa, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hardy, D. E. (1965). Diptera: Cyclorrhapha II, Series Schizophora. Section Acalypteratae I. Family Drosophilidae. Insects of Hawaii 12, vii + 814 pp.


Other references:

Kenshiro, K.Y. and K. Kenshiro. 1995. Draft listing proposal for 18 species of Hawaiian picture-wing Drosophila. Document submitted to the Pacific Islands Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.

USFWS. 2001. Proposed Endangered Status for 12 Species of Picture-wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, January 17, 2001, 66 FR 3964.


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