Drosophila Species Drosophila papuensis-like
Drosophila papuensis-like is a member of the melanogaster species group (ananassae subgroup) within the Sophophora subgenus.
Drosophila papuensis-like is endemic to Australia and occurs in tropical rainforests. It has been recorded between Cooktown (far north Queensland) and Townsville (Queensland) along the Australian East coast. Little is known about this species.
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.