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Ceratitis contramedia (Munro, 1937)

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) contramedia (Munro)
Pardalaspis contramedia Munro, 1937: 2.
Body length: 5.14 (4.75-5.50) mm; wing length: 5.29 (4.20-6.75) mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment three times as long as second segment. Arista bare. Ocellar bristles well developed but short, at most 1.5 times as long as ocellar triangle. Frons with short scattered hairs which distinctly darker than frons; more flattened, not distinctly convex, in lateral view distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum more or less concolorous with centre mesonotum, only slightly less orange, unspotted. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae pale. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum yellow with three apical black markings which are separated except narrowly joined along apical margin; basally without dark spots, only slight darker colouration. Subscutellum with two spots. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, with mixed pale and darker hairs. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur with pale bristles except apical half of posterior row with dark bristles. Wing bands with yellow-brown markings; bands not very clear in some specimens especially not discal and cubital bands. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band free; medial band absent; crossvein r-m well before middle of discal cell, usually at basal third. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Pale yellow or more brownish, with darker coloured spots (spots not as outspoken as in Pardalaspis species). Otherwise setation and banding typical for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
Oviscape at least as long as abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis contramedia (Munro, 1937) in source PDF.

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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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