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Ceratitis punctata (Wiedemann, 1824)

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) punctata (Wiedemann)
Tephritis punctata Wiedemann, 1824: 55.
Body length: 6.86 (6.0-7.5) mm; wing length: 6.86 (6.5-7.0) mm.

Head. Antennal segments orange-red. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista basal part orange coloured, otherwise dark. Frons yellowish in ground colour, silvery over entire length; with dispersed short hairs, distinctly darker than frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face orange to orange-red; no median band. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum greyish to grey-brown; also with three poorly defined darker stripes, usually interrupted; sometimes with darker spots along prescutellar acrostichal setae. Postpronotum same colour as mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum along upper margin with darker hairs, otherwise pale pilosity. Two anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally with two distinct dark spots. Legs dark yellow to orange brown; setation typical of subgenus. Setae dark, front femur with 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 or oppostie cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. greyish, with clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
As male except for the following characters. Third antennal segment two to three times as long as second. Frons yellow, not silvery. Face wholly yellow; at antennal socket sometimes with a darker horizontal band. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6, orange in colour.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
See description of Ceratitis punctata (Wiedemann, 1824) in source PDF.


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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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