|Fruit flies. The larvae of most species are fungivorous, some eating the yeasts in decaying fruit. The family is widely distributed with a concentration of species in north-eastern Queensland. The family Tephritidae are more appropriately called fruit flies. [247 Aust. species]|
|Drosophila melanogaster||Drosophila sp.||filename: gvc0570|
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Insects of Australia (Chapter 39: Diptera)
D.H. Colless and D.K. McAlpine
CSIRO, Division of Entomology
1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.