Definition of Family Drosophilidae

1. Noun. Fruit flies.

Exact synonyms: Drosophilidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Diptera, Order Diptera
Member holonyms: Genus Drosophila

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Drosophilidae

family Didelphidae
family Dilleniaceae
family Dinornithidae
family Diodontidae
family Diomedeidae
family Dioscoreaceae
family Dipodidae
family Dipsacaceae
family Dipterocarpaceae
family Discoglossidae
family Doliolidae
family Dracunculidae
family Drepanididae
family Dromaeosauridae
family Droseraceae
family Drosophilidae (current term)
family Dryopteridaceae
family Dugongidae
family Dytiscidae
family Ebenaceae
family Echeneidae
family Echeneididae
family Edaphosauridae
family Eimeriidae
family Elaeagnaceae
family Elaeocarpaceae
family Elapidae
family Elateridae
family Electrophoridae
family Eleotridae

Literary usage of Family Drosophilidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Family. Drosophilidae. Small, rather plump flies, with short, broad abdomen, with bristles on the head and leys. Often abundant in decomposing fruit, ..."

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