Comprehensive Description

Ceratitis manjakatompo Hancock, 1984

Ceratitis (Ceratitis) manjakatompo Hancock
Ceratitis (Ceratitis) manjakatompo Hancock, 1984: 283.
Body length: 3.54 (3.5-3.6) mm; wing length: 3.6 (3.55-3.65) mm.

Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment three times as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length, longer than in other Ceratitis species (except C. cornuta). Frons pale yellow to yellow; with short scattered hairs which are largely the same colour as frons, at most slightly darker. All cephalic bristles dark, except postocellar and outer verticals. Face yellow-white. Genal bristles dark reddish, strongly developed. Thorax. Postpronotum, white with large black spot. Mesonotal pattern:
ground colour orange-brown, microtrichiae pattern silvery with brownish shine, spots black-brown except conspicuous sutural white spots, prescutellar white markings merged. Scapular setae pale. Scutellum yellow-white, basally with two dark separate spots, apically with three merged spots, weakly incised. Basal spots weakly joined with apical spots. Anepisternum with lower half darker yellow but not distinct. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly yellow or reddish. Ventral spines on fore femur reddish. Wing bands with markings yellow. Banding; marginal band with clear and complete interruption; cubital band free; medial band narrow, joined with marginal; crossvein r-m beyond middle of discal cell. Vein R before or equal with crossvein r-m. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow. Setation and banding typical for subgenus. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga.
(Description after De Meyer, 2000)
See description of Ceratitis manjakatompo Hancock, 1984 in source PDF.
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project


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