Taxonomic review of the Australian Drosophila setifemur species group, a new name for the D. dispar species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
Examination of the holotype and a paratype of Drosophila setifemur Malloch, 1924 in the Australian Museum has resulted in the discovery that it is not a synonym of D. sulfurigaster as had previously been assumed. Instead, D. setifemur is a senior synonym of the widespread eastern Australian species D. dispar Mather, 1955. The so-called Drosophila dispar species group is renamed the Drosophila setifemur species group and Drosophila unguicula is removed from it. An illustrated key to Australian drosophilids with spinescent fore-femora is provided.