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Bactrocera oleae (Rossi, 1790)

Bactrocera (Daculus) oleae (Rossi)
Musca oleae Rossi, 1790: 317
Wing length, 4.3-5.2 mm.
Head. Pedicel+first flagellomere not longer than ptilinal suture. Face, antennal furrow with a dark spot. Frons, frontal setae 2, orbital seta 1. Thorax. Scutum red-brown to black; postpronotal lobe yellow; notopleural callus yellow; notopleural xanthine absent; lateral and medial postsutural vitta absent. Scutellum often with a basal black triangle. Anepisternum with a stripe from notopleural callus to (or almost to) katepisternum; extended onto katepisternum. Laterotergal xanthine confined to katatergite. Thoracic setae. Anterior notopleural seta present; anterior supra-alar seta absent; prescutellar acrostichal seta absent; basal scutellar seta absent. Wing. Basal cells bc and c without an almost complete covering of microtrichia; cell bm without microtrichia. Narrow subbasal raised section of cell br without microtrichia. Crossvein R-M beyond middle of cell dm. Costal band absent (reduced to a small apical spot). Anal streak absent (at most with a trace of colour confined to cell bcu). Cells bc and c hyaline. Without any crossbanding. Legs. Femora pale coloured. Abdomen. Red-brown, patterned black; 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.
(Description after White, 2006)
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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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