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Ceratitis antistictica Bezzi, 1913

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) antistictica Bezzi
Ceratitis stictica var. antistictica Bezzi, 1913: 20.
Body length: 4.35 mm; wing length: 4.15 mm.

Female
(Based on the original description, with additional notes based on the single BPBM specimen). Head. Antenna yellow-orange. Third antennal segment twice as long as second segment. Arista with short to medium long hairs over entire length (original description mentions quite long hairs). Frons with short scattered hairs which are the same colour as the frons; convex, in lateral view not distinctly projecting forwards at antennal implant. Face yellow colour. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Thorax. Postpronotum yellowish, more or less the same colour as centre of mesonotum (slightly less orange); with small darkish spot. Ground colour of mesonotum yellow-orange. Chaetotaxy normal for subgenus. Inner scapular setae pale, outer reddish. One anepisternal bristle. Scutellum mainly yellow, sometimes basally somewhat more whitish; with three black separate markings apically; basally two dark distinct spots (not clear in BPBM specimen since damaged by insect pin). 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. Ventral bristles on femora yellow. Wing. Bands with markings extensively yellow. Banding, marginal band continuous; cubital and medial bands free; discal band broad occupying most of basal part of wing; crossvein r-m at middle of discal cell. Crossvein dm-cu posteriorly more inwards than anteriorly. Abdomen. Yellow. Setation and banding typical for subgenus. Oviscape shorter than abdominal terga 3-6 combined.
Male
No material seen. The original description mentions no apparent differences.
(Description after De Meyer, 1998)
See description of Ceratitis antistictica Bezzi, 1913 in source PDF.
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© Marc de Meyer, MRAC

Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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