• Drosophila fauna of Sahyadri Hills (Western Ghats) with description of a new species

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    • Keywords


      Drosophila fauna; Sahyadri Hills; Drosophila sahyadrii ; diptera; taxonomy

    • Abstract


      Drosophila collections of Sahyadri Hill range revealed the occurrence of several known species ofDrosophila in addition to a new species,Drosophila sahyadrii, a member of thesuzukii subgroup of themelanogaster species group of the subgenusSophophora. The distributional pattern of different species is closely related to the nature of the environmental conditions of the localities. The morphology and internal characters of the new species are described. The systematic position and the affinities are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      H S Prakash1 G Sreerama Reddy1

      1. Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasa Gangotri, Mysore - 570 006
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