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Ceratitis divaricata (Munro, 1933)

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) divaricata (Munro)
Hoplolophomyia divaricata Munro, 1933a: 31.
Body length: 6.32 (5.65-7.10) mm; wing length: 6.54 (6.15-6.85) mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista almost bare, extremely short hairs which are hardly visible. Frons with short scattered hairs which are usually distinctly darker than frons, sometimes largely the same colour; convex to flat, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum white or dirty white, unspotted. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with yellow-orange tinge; mesonotum, intra-alar spots sometimes less developed. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae pale. Two anepisternal bristles, lower bristle sometimes weaker and brownish coloured. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with three black separate markings apically; basally without dark spots, but two subapical spots. Subscutellum pale with a single median spot. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale; ventral row yellow. Wing bands with extensively yellow markings. Banding, two longitudinal bands, marginal band continuous, band along vein M; cubital and medial bands not present; crossvein r-m before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
Arista with slightly longer hairs, but still very short and hardly visible. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis divaricata (Munro, 1933) in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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