Drosophila musaphilia

Koa Picturewing Fly
(Drosophila musaphilia)

syn. -


Hawai'i Islands: Kaua'i

native name:

Koa nalo - Hawai'i Islands

size: ?

extinction date: last seen 1992

This species is historically known from four localities on the island of Kaua'i.

The species was dependent on large stands of Koa Acacias (Acacia koa), which occosionally were infected by a bacterium that caused a slime flux, in which then again apparently the larvaes of that fly developed.

This species was last seen in the year 1992.