SUMMARY In Drosophila , two related G-protein-coupled receptors are members of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) receptor subfamily. We have previously reported that one of these receptors, encoded by CG8422 is a functional receptor for a diuretic hormone, DH 44 . Here, we report that the other CRF receptor subfamily member, encoded by CG12370 , is also a receptor for the DH 44 neuropeptide. The lines of evidence to support this identification include increases in cAMP levels due to CG12370 receptor activation and the recruitment of β-arrestin–GFP to the plasma membrane in response to DH 44 application. We compared these features of the receptors DH44-R2 (encoded by CG12370 ) and DH44-R1(encoded by CG8422 ) and found fundamental differences in signaling,association with the arrestins, and peptide sensitivity. We found that the sensitivity of DH44-R2 to the DH 44 peptide is lower than that of DH44-R1, specifically an estimated EC 50 of 7.98E-07 moll –1 for DH 44 by DH44-R2 to an EC 50 of 5.12E-09 moll –1 by DH44-R1 and found that previous reports on the sensitivity of the tubule to DH 44 is in agreement with our measurements of DH44-R2 sensitivity. We employed a specific RNAi construct to selectively knock-down DH44-R2 expression and this led to heightened sensitivity to osmotic challenges. The functional characterization of this diuretic hormone receptor in Drosophila demonstrates a high degree of conservation of CRF-like signaling.