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Ceratitis lentigera Munro, 1933

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) lentigera Munro
Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) lentigera Munro, 1933b: 8.
Body length: 4.51 (3.85-5.40) mm; wing length: 4.28 (3.75-4.85) mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment three times as long as second segment. Arista with short to medium length hairs over entire length. Antennal inplant with dark horizontal band. Frons yellow with dark median band; with short scattered hairs which are largely the same colour as frons; convex but not distinct, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Face yellow-white with dark median band; lower eye-margin with slightly darker colouration, not distinct patch. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Bands on face and frons not always well pronounced. Thorax. Postpronotum white, spotted. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge; mesonotum, colouration along median line variable. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Outer scapular setae black, inner ones pale (sometimes all black). One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with three black separate markings apically; with two separate dark spots placed subbassaly, hardly touching base of scutellum. Subscutellum with three black spots at same position as scutellar spots, dorsally narrowly joining. Legs yellow; setation typical for subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior and posterodorsal rows on fore femur pale. Wing bands with extensively yellow markings, sometimes more yellow-brown. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital band free, medial band absent; crossvein r-m just before middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Pale yellow. with few spots, no distinct banding.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
Facial and frontal bands sometimes less clear, and interrupted. Mesonotum, orange tinge sometimes very faint. Abdomen greyish brown. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis lentigera Munro, 1933 in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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