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Ceratitis edwardsi (Munro, 1957)

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) edwardsi (Munro)
Pardalaspis edwardsi Munro, 1957: 868.
Body length: 8.0 (7.5-8.5) mm; wing length: 8.08 (7.5-9.0) mm.

Male
Head. Antennal segments yellow-orange. Third antennal segment three times as long as second segment. Arista dark over entire length. Frons yellow in ground colour,with indistinct silvery sheen especially in centre; with dispersed short hairs, distinctly darker than frons. Ocellar triangle dark. Face orange to dark orange; no median band. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum brownish; with three darker longitudinal stripes, central line broad, lateral ones interrupted and thinner, darker markings around prescutellar acrostichal setae. Postpronotum same colour as mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Mesonotum with mainly dark pilosity. Anepisternum along upper margin and lower half with darker hairs. Two anepisternal bristles. Scutellum yellow with apical markings black; basally with two dark spots. Legs yellow to orange-brown, setation typical of subgenus; predominantly dark. Posterior row on front femur dark. Wings with brownish bands, yellow markings strongly reduced. 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 R1 ending before cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. Pale greyish, with clearly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters. Face and frons variable, from pale yellow to yellow-orange. Mesonotum with pale pilosity except along longitudinal stripes where there are dark hairs. Cross-vein r-m before middle of discal cell; R1 ending before or opposite cross-vein r-m. Abdomen with orange tinge. Oviscape moderately long, at least as long as abdominal terga 3-6; orange in colour.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
See description of Ceratitis edwardsi (Munro, 1957) in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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