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Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett, 1899)

Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) cucurbitae (Coquillett)
Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett, 1899: 129
Wing length, 4.2-7.1 mm.
Head. Pedicel+first flagellomere not longer than ptilinal suture. Face, antennal furrow with a dark spot. Frons, frontal setae 2-3, orbital seta 1. Thorax. Scutum predominantly red-brown; postpronotal lobe yellow; notopleural callus yellow; notopleural xanthine isolated from notopleural callus; lateral and medial postsutural vittae present. Scutellum without any dark patterning (except for basal dark margin). Anepisternum with a stripe from notopleural callus to (or almost to) katepisternum; extended onto katepisternum. Lateroterga with a single xanthine across both anatergite and katatergite. Thoracic setae. Anterior notopleural seta present; anterior supra-alar seta usually present (rarely absent); prescutellar acrostichal seta present (very rarely absent); basal scutellar seta absent (rarely present). Wing. Basal cells bc and c without an almost complete covering of microtrichia; cell bm without microtrichia. Narrow subbasal raised section of cell br with extensive covering of microtrichia. Crossvein R-M beyond middle of cell dm. Costal band complete; fairly deep, extending below vein R2+3 or to vein R4+5, before wing apex; apically expanded into a spot which reaches about mid-depth of cell r4+5. Anal streak present (colour extending beyond cell bcu). Cells bc and c hyaline. Crossbanding; crossband on DM-Cu and usually R-M. Legs. Femora bicoloured (pale basally and red-brown apically). Abdomen. Predominantly fulvous; shape and patterning, see image (CD-C). Tergites II-V separate.
Male. Tergite III with pecten, dense microtrichia adjacent end A1+Cu2, and hindtibia preapical "pad". Basal costal sections without specialised setae.
Female. Aculeus pointed; no torsion; length, 1.7 mm.
(Description after White, 2006)
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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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