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Ceratitis semipunctata De Meyer, 1996

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) semipunctata De Meyer
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) semipunctata De Meyer, 1996 : 24.
Body length: 7.25 (7.0-7.5) mm; wing length: 7.5 mm.

Head. Antennal segments orange. Third antennal segment twice to three times as long as second segment. Arista basal part pale, otherwise dark. Frons pale yellowish in ground color, silvery over entire length; with dispersed short hairs, distinctly darker than frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face pale yellow. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum pale; longitudinal lines hardly discernible. Postpronotum same colour as mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum along upper margin with darker hair, and a few dark hairs on lower part of anepisternum. Two or three anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally without dark spots, only a faint darker coloration. Legs pale yellow; setation typical of subgenus. Front femur predominantly with pale setae, posterior row dark. Wings with brownish bands, yellow markings strongly reduced. Banding, setation and venation normal for subgenus. Marginal band continuous; discal band joined with marginal band; cross-vein r-m at middle of discal cell; vein R1 ending before cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. Greyish, with clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6, yellow-orange in colour.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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