Drosophila alsophila Hardy & Kaneshiro, 1971

Banded picturewing fly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1985 (Suckling et al. 2004)



Mt. Hualalai, Hawaii (=Big Island), Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hardy, D. E. and Kaneshiro, K. Y. (1971). New picture-winged Drosophila from Hawaii, part II. (Drosophilidae, Diptera). Univ. Tex. Publs. 7103: 151-170.


Other references:

Magnacca, K. N. and Price, D. K. (2012). New species of Hawaiian picture wing Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with a key to species. Zootaxa 3188: 1-30.

Nishida, G. M. (ed.). (1994). Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropoda Checklist. Second Edition. Hawaii Biological Survey, Contribution No. 94-04. Bishop Museum: Honolulu, Hawaii. 287 pp.

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

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1996. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species. Federal Register 61(40): 7596-7613.

USFWS. (1997). Notice of Reclassification of Ten Candidate Taxa. United States Fish and Wildife Service, September 19, 1997, 62 FR 49191.


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