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Ceratitis argenteobrunnea Munro, 1935

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) argenteobrunnea Munro
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) argenteobrunnea Munro, 1935: 312.
Body length: 5.08 (4.85-5.40) mm; wing length: 5.33 (5.25-5.4) mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow to yellow-orange. Third antennal segment three times as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length. Frons with short scattered hairs which are distinctly darker than the frons; convex, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum yellowish, slightly less orange than centre of mesonotum; unspotted. Ground colour of mesonotum yellow-orange; mesonotal pattern, median and dorsocentral spots sometimes loosely connected with each other and with prescutellar spots (as in holotype). Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae black. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum mainly yellow, sometimes basally somewhat more whitish; with three black separate markings apically; basally two dark distinct spots. Subscutellum pale with three dark separate spots except along dorsal edge where touching. Legs. Yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale. Wing. Bands with markings extensively yellow. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band joined with discal band (not free as indicated in original description); medial band joined with marginal band; crossvein r-m before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more outwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow or more brownish. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
lower eye margins with darker colouration. Thorax with inner scapular setae pale. Oviscape almost as long as abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis argenteobrunnea Munro, 1935 in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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