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Ceratitis discussa Munro, 1935

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) discussa Munro
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) discussa Munro, 1935: 307.
Body length: 5.42 (5.00-5.85) mm; wing length: 4.93 (4.40-5.40) mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length. Frons with short scattered hairs which are same colour as frons; more flattened, not distinctly convex, in lateral view slightly projecting at antennal implant. Lower eye margin at most with slightly darker yellow marking. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus, dark reddish. Thorax. Postpronotum white, with black spot. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with yellow tinge; mesonotum:
spots at mesal end of transverse suture sometimes smaller and/or only darkish brown, anterior supra-alar spots usually at least partly interrupted. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae pale. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with three black separate markings apically; basally without dark spots, at most darker yellow colouration. Subscutellum pale with three dark separate spots, sometimes touching along dorsal margin. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale. Ventral spines on fore femur pale. Wing bands with markings extensively yellow. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band free; medial band absent; crossvein r-m before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Pale yellow. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
Third antennal segment somewhat longer, almost three times as long as second segment. Frons with scattered hairs which are darker than frons. Crossvein r-m sometimes at middle of discal cell. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis discussa Munro, 1935 in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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