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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Family: Drosophilidae
Subfamily: Drosophilinae
Rondani, 1856

The Drosophilinae is the largest subfamily in the Drosophilidae. The other subfamily is the Steganinae.


Many molecular studies have addressed small parts of the phylogenetic tree. Most of these studies are limited to species of the genus Drosophila. The genus Drosophila is paraphyletic as several genera, such as Zaprionus, Scaptomyza and Lordiphosa, are positioned within the genus. Position of the bolded species in the phylogenetic tree is at least reasonably well supported by existing molecular evidence.

Tribe: Drosophilini

Subtribe: Colocasiomyina
Genus: Baeodrosophila
Genus: Colocasiomyia
Genus: Palmomyia
Genus: Palmophila
Subtribe: Drosophilina
Infratribe: Drosophiliti
Genus: Bialba
Genus: Calodrosophila
Genus: Celidosoma
Genus: Chymomyza
Genus: Dettopsomyia
Genus: Dicladochaeta
Genus: Hypselothyrea
Genus: Jeannelopsis
Genus: Lissocephala
Genus: Marquesia
Genus: Microdrosophila
Genus: Mulgravea
Genus: Neotanygastrella
Genus: Paraliodrosophila
Genus: Poliocephala
Genus: Protochymomyza
Genus: Scaptodrosophila
Genus: Sphaerogastrella
Genus: Styloptera
Genus: Tambourella
Genus: Zaropunis
Genus: Drosophila including the following genera:
Infratribe: Laccodrosophiliti
Genus: Zapriothrica
Genus: Laccodrosophila

Tribe: Cladochaetini

Genus: Cladochaeta
Genus: Diathoneura

Tribe unknown:

Genus: Miomyia
Genus: Collessia
Genus: Balara

For species within the various genera, see Taxodros