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Ceratitis serrata De Meyer, 1996

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) serrata De Meyer
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) serrata De Meyer, 1996 : 24.
Body length: 6.5 mm; wing length: 6.0 mm.

Head. Antennal segments missing. Frons yellow in ground color, weakly silvery in the middle; with dispersed short hairs, darker than frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face yellow-white, no median band. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum with an orange tinge; with darker coloration around setal sockets and some darker streaking, not clearly defined. Postpronotum same colour as mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum with darker hairs over entire surface. Three anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally with two dark spots. Legs yellow; setation typical of subgenus. Hind femur with dorsal hairs dark apically. Setae dark, posterior row on front femur 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. Grey-brown, with orange tinge and clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus. Oviscape short, shorter than abdominal terga 3-6.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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