Drosophila Species Drosophila pseudoananassae
Drosophila pseudoananassae is a member of the melanogaster species group (ananassae subgroup) within the Sophophora subgenus.
Drosophila pseudoananassae is a tropical species and occurs in rainforests and urban habitats of South East Asia, New Guinea and Australia. In Australia it has been recorded between Moa Island (Queensland) and Corindi (New South Wales) along the East coast and there is evidence that it is expanding its range.
Drosophila pseudoananassae and other species of the ananassae subgroup have been used as a model in speciation and sexual selection research.
The genome of this species is in the process of being sequenced as part of the "Adaptation to climate change research project", which is funded by a Science & Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) Research grant.