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Zaprionus Coquillett, 1902 is a subgenus of the drosophilid genus Zaprionus Coquillett, 1902, characterized by the presence of an even number of longitudinal white stripes on the frons and the mesonotum.[1] It contains 50 Afrotropical species.[2] Recently, two of its species became invasive, namely Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1972 and Zaprionus tuberculatus Malloch, 1932, with cosmopolitan and subcosmopolitan distributions, respectively.[3][4] Most of its species breed on ripe fruits but some are flower breeders.[5] Phyogenetic analyses show the genus to be monophyletic,[6] and a new phylogenetic classification has recently been proposed.[7]


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