Drosophilidae

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Drosophilidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Family: Drosophilidae
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The Drosophilidae is a family within the Diptera, the order of the flies. Species belonging to this family can be found in all continents from the tropics to the Arctic. The family includes the most used model organism in biology, Drosophila melanogaster. The family is subdivided in two subfamilies, the Drosophilinae and the Steganinae.