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Ceratitis pinax Munro, 1933

Ceratitis (Ceratitis) pinax Munro
Ceratitis (Pinacochaeta) pinax Munro, 1933: 34.
Body length: 3.96 (3.65-4.45) mm; wing length: 4.11 (3.90-4.45) mm.

Head. Antenna yellow. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs. Frons yellow, sometimes with two whitish but indistinct spots near antennal implant; with short scattered hairs which are largely the same colour as frons. Frontal, ocellar and orbital bristles black; lower frontal weakly developed; lower orbital modified, ribbon shaped, black and slightly shorter than arista, tip variable usually blunt, sometimes pointed, rarely flattened and slightly widened. Face yellow-white, lower eye margin with slightly darker colouration. Genal bristle and setulae reddish, strongly developed. Postocellar and outer vertical pale. Thorax. Postpronotum white, spot more orange-brown, not black, sometimes indistinct. Mesonotal pattern:
ground colour orange-brown, microtrichiae pattern silvery with brownish shine, spots brown-black, sutural yellow-white spots present but sometimes indistinct, prescutellar yellow-white markings merged. Scapular setae pale. Scutellum yellow-white, basally with two dark separate spots, apically with three merged spots, usually incised to halfway. Anepisternum with lower half darker yellow, dark pilosity in lower half. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Fore femur posteriorly with bush of longer dark reddish hairs along entire length, basally usually darker and almost black; posterodorsal hairs longer; short anteroventral hairs and ventral spines black. Hind femur with longer hairs dorsally and ventrally on apical fourth. Wing. Banding; marginal continuous, sometimes with incomplete interruption; cubital band usually free, rarely joined with discal band; medial band absent; crossvein r-m at middle of discal cell. Vein R before or equal with crossvein r-m. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more outwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
As in male except for the following characters:
Antenna yellow-orange; third antennal segment two to three times longer than second segment. Orbitals not modified. Both frontal bristles well developed. Genal bristles dark. Anepisternum without dark pilosity. Crossvein r-m at or just beyond middle of discal cell. Crosvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Vein R equal with crossvein r-m. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga.
(Description after De Meyer & Freidberg, in press)
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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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