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Ceratitis munroi De Meyer, 1996

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) munroi De Meyer
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) munroi De Meyer, 1996 : 22.
Body length: 7.0 mm; wing length: 7.0 mm.

Female
Head. Antennal segments orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista basal part yellowish, otherwise dark. Frons pale yellowish in ground color, weak silvery shine in lower part; with dispersed short hairs, distinctly darker than frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face pale yellow. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum beige with conspicuous orange tinge; longitudinal lines hardly discernible. Postpronotum slightly paler than mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum along upper margin and lower half with darker hairs. Two anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally without dark spots, only slightly darker coloration. Legs yellow-orange, setation typical of subgenus. Setae mainly dark, front femur with posterior row dark. Wings with yellow-brown bands. Banding, setation and venation normal for subgenus. Marginal band continuous; discal band joined with marginal band; cross-vein r-m at middle of discal cell; vein R ending before cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. Pale with orange tinge, with clearly defined but small spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6, yellow in colour
Male
Unknown.
See description of Ceratitis munroi De Meyer, 1996 in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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