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Ceratitis marriotti Munro, 1933

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) marriotti Munro
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) marriotti Munro, 1933a: 36.
Body length: 5.12 (4.60-5.25) mm; wing length: 5.02 (4.75-5.25) mm.

Head. Antenna yellow. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length. Frons with short scattered hairs which are usually darker than frons, sometimes paler and almost same colour as frons; convex, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Lower eye margin with darker marking (not always very distinct). Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum white, unspotted. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge; mesonotal pattern, median spot between postpronota variable, sometimes only present as a darker yellow patch. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae black. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum white with three black separate markings apically, these markings hardly visible in dorsal view, restricted to apical margin; basally without dark spots, only slight darker colouration. Subscutellum completely dark. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mixed darkish and pale. Posterior and posterodorsal rows pale, sometimes dark posteriorly. Wing bands with yellow-brown markings, sometimes more extensively yellow. Banding, marginal band with clear interruption after cell R1; cubital band free; medial band joined with marginal band; crossvein r-m at or before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow (sometimes brownish discolored). Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
As male except for the following characters:
Frons with scattered hairs that are always darker than frons. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis marriotti Munro, 1933 in source PDF.


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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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