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Ceratitis cosyra (Walker, 1849)

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) cosyra (Walker)
Trypeta cosyra Walker, 1849: 1042.
Body length: 4.43 (3.35 - 5.40) mm; wing length: 4.17 (3.40-5.20) mm.

Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length. Frons with short scattered hairs which are distinctly darker than or same colour as frons; more flattened, not distinctly convex, in lateral view slightly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Lower eye margin with slightly darker marking. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus, bristles dark reddish to black. Thorax. Postpronotum white, with black spot. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge; mesonotal pattern variable especially spots at mesal end of suture and prescutellar spots variable in size and colouration, anterior supra-alar spots usually continuous. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae pale. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with three black separate markings apically; basally usually with two separate dark spots, sometimes spots not outspoken, and only present as slightly brown patches. Subscutellum pale with three dark separate spots except along dorsal margin where touching. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale. Ventral spines on fore femur yellowish or black. Wing bands with markings extensively yellow; banding sometimes faint. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band free; medial band absent; crossvein r-m before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu position variable. Abdomen. Pale yellow or more brownish. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
As male except for the following characters:
Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis cosyra (Walker, 1849) in source PDF.


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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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