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Ceratitis andranotobaka Hancock, 1984

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) andranotobaka Hancock
Ceratitis andranotobaka Hancock, 1984: 285.
Body length: 4.40 mm; wing length: 4.50 mm.

Male
Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment two times as long as second segment. Arista with short hairs over entire length. Frons yellow to orange; with short scattered hairs which are distinctly darker than the frons; in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Lower eye margin with darker colouration. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum pale yellow, unspotted, only slightly paler than centre of mesonotum,. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with yellow-orange tinge. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Scapular setae black. Two anepisternal bristles. Scutellum mainly yellow; with three black separate markings apically except at ventral margin where narrowly joining; 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 free; medial band joined with marginal band; crossvein r-m at middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Orange-brown. Setation and banding typical for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
third antennal segment more orange coloured. Three frontal bristles. Inner scapular setae pale. Medial band interrupted in the middle. Oviscape as long as abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis andranotobaka Hancock, 1984 in source PDF.
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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