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Ceratitis bremii Guérin-Méneville, 1843

Ceratitis (Pardalaspis) bremii Guérin-Méneville
Ceratitis bremii Guérin-Méneville, 1843: 199.
Body length: 5.88 (5.0-7.0) mm; wing length: 6.25 (5.5-7.0) mm.

Male
Head. Antennal segments yellow to yellow-orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with basal third yellow, otherwise dark. Frons pale to yellow ground colour, silvery over entire length; bare, no distinct hairs. Ocellar triangle dark. Face pale; with median yellow band. At antennal socket also with horizontal yellow band, sometimes both bands almost joining. Occiput moderately swollen below, pale whitish. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Ground colour of mesonotum pale with orange tinge; no distinct spots, three poorly defined darker stripes from anterior margin to dorsocentral setae, darker area between dorsocentral setae and prescutellar acrostichal setae, these markings not always distinct. Postpronotum same colour as centre of mesonotum. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Two anepisternal bristles. Mesonotum with pale pilosity. Anepisternum completely pale pilose. Scutellum white basally, otherwise yellow with apical markings black; basally without dark spots, only slight darker coloration. Legs. Yellow; setation typical of subgenus, mainly pale especially on femora. Posterior row on fore femur pale. Wings. Bands with yellow markings extensive. Banding, setation and venation normal for subgenus. Marginal band continuous (in one specimen weakly interrupted); discal band joined with marginal band; cross-vein r-m before middle of discal cell; vein R ending beyond cross-vein r-m. Abdomen. Pale yellow, with weakly defined spots. Pattern of spots and setation normal for subgenus.
Female
As male except for the following characters:
Frons yellower. Face with median band indistinct. Marginal band partly interruped at vein R . Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6.
(Description after De Meyer, 1996)
See description of Ceratitis bremii Guérin-Méneville, 1843 in source PDF.

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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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