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Ceratitis brucei Munro, 1935

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) brucei Munro
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) brucei Munro, 1935: 308.
Body length: 5.40 mm; wing length: 5.75 mm.

Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Antennal implant with a faint horizontal band (possibly discolouration). Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista missing in holotype. Frons with short scattered hairs which are largely the same colour or sligthly darker than frons; convex, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum white, with black spot. Ground colour of mesonotum pale, with orange tinge. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae black. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with three black separate markings apically; basally with 2 dark, distinct spots. Subscutellum completely dark. Legs. Yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale. Wing. Bands with yellow-brown markings (yellow areas quite extensive but not predominant). Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band free; medial band absent; crossvein r-m at middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more outwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Pale yellow-brown. Setation and banding typical for subgenus. Oviscape almost as long as abdominal terga 3-6 combined. Aculeus, tip in holotype exposed but broken; not dissected but apparently straight and simple, without serration or notches/appendices.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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