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Ceratitis zairensis De Meyer, 1996

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) zairensis De Meyer
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) zairensis De Meyer, 1996 : 24.
Body length: 7.0 mm; wing length: 7.0 mm.

Head. Antennal segments orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with basal part orange coloured, otherwise dark. Frons dark yellow, silvery over entire length but not distinct especially not in centre; with scattered short hairs, darker than ground colour. Ocellar triangle dark. Face yellow-orange; no median band. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge; no distinct spots, except around sockets of dorsocentral and prescutellar acrostichal setae, these markings indistinct. Postpronotum same colour as centre of mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum with pale pilosity except upper margin with darker hairs. Three anepisternal bristles, median one less developed than other two. Scutellum white-yellow with apical markings black; basally without distinct dark spots, but clearly darker coloration. Legs yellow; setation typical of subgenus; predominantly pale, posterior row on fore femur dark. Wings with bands mainly yellowish-brown. Banding, setation and venation normal for subgenus. Marginal band continuous; discal band joined with marginal band; cross-vein r-m before middle of discal cell; vein R1 ending beyond cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. Grey-brown with orange tinge, with weakly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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