Drosophila montium

Schiffer, Michele & Mcevey, Shane F., 2006, Drosophila bunnanda— a new species from northern Australia with notes on other Australian members of the montium subgroup (Diptera: Drosophilidae), Zootaxa 1333, pp. 1-23: 3

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.174253

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Drosophila montium


montium  subgroup Hsu

montium  subgroup—Hsu, 1949, Univ. Tex. Publ. 4920, p. 121

Male external genitalia with primary and secondary claspers, secondary clasper usually with very large bristles (but note that Drosophila paraviaristata Takada, Momma and Shima 1973  , is an exception in this respect); sex comb in almost all species (exceptions discussed by Bock 1980 and Lemeunier et al. 1986) with longitudinal rows of teeth along metatarsus and second tarsal segment; abdominal colour dimorphism rarely present ( D. jambulina  is one of several exceptions), most species possessing shiny yellowish or brown tergites with clearly defined apical black bands in both sexes; abdominal tergites with sparse large apical bristles ( Bock 1980).