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Ceratitis cuthbertsoni (Munro, 1936)

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) cuthbertsoni (Munro)
Pardalaspis cuthbertsoni Munro, 1936: 42.
Pardalaspis cuthbertsoni var. nigrotertius Munro, 1939: 4.
Body length: 7.94 (7.5-8.5) mm; wing length: 8.0 (7.0-9.0) mm.

Head. Antennal segments orange to dark orange. Third antennal segment at most twice as long as second segment. Arista basal part orange, apically darker. Frons orange to dark red in ground color, lower third silvery as a distinct band; dispersed short hairs, only slightly darker than ground colour. Ocellar triangle dark. Face orange-red; with median whitish band. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum brownish (dark grey in var. nigrotertius); no distinct spots, three poorly defined darker stripes from anterior margin to dorsocentral setae, darker area between dorsocentral setae and prescutellar acrostichal setae especially around the latter, these markings not always distinct and often interrupted. Postpronotum same colour as centre of mesonotum (in var. nigrotertius paler). Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum with pale pilosity except upper margin with darker hairs. Two anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally without dark spots, only faintly darker yellow coloration. Legs dark yellow to orange brown; setation typical of subgenus. Front femur with mainly pale pilosity, posterior row dark Wings with brownish bands, yellow markings strongly reduced. Banding, setation and venation normal for subgenus. Marginal band interrupted at vein R ; discal band joined with marginal band but interrupted in discal cell (in some specimens interruption is very weak and bands appear continuous); cross-vein r-m usually before middle of discal cell, sometimes at middle; vein R usually ending opposite or beyond cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. grey-brown, with clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
As male except for the following characters:
Frons yellow to yellow-orange, lower margin distinctly paler. Face wholly yellow. Markings on mesonotum less clearly defined. In var. nigrotertius position of R variable, either before or beyond cross-vein. Oviscape very long, about twice as long as abdominal terga 3-6; dark orange to brown.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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