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Ceratitis ditissima (Munro, 1938)

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) ditissima (Munro)
Pardalaspis ditissima Munro, 1938: 164.
Body length: 6.79 (6.0-7.5) mm; wing length: 6.79 (6.0-7.5) mm.

Head. Antennal segments orange to dark red. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista basal part orange, otherwise dark. Frons yellow in ground colour (in some specimens orange-red), silvery over entire length; with dispersed short hairs, same colour as frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face dark red; no median band but lower margin white. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum greyish-brown, anterior border dark brown, sickle-shaped and extended along lateral margins; also with three poorly defined darker stripes. Postpronotum paler than mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity, brown part with dark hairs. Anepisternum along upper margin and lower half with darker hairs. Two anepisternal bristles, sometimes three, but then median one usually less well developed. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally with two dark spots. Legs dark yellow to orange brown, femora with darker streaks; setation typical of subgenus. Hind femur with dorsal hairs dark apically. Setae general dark in colour, 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, sometimes with orange tinge, with clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
As male except for the following characters. Frons yellow, not silvery; with distinctly darker hairs. Face wholly yellow, lower margin same colour. Mesonotum without darker anterior part, concolorous; pilosity completely pale. Scutellum basally sometimes more whitish. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6, orange in colour.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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