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Ceratitis oraria De Meyer & Copeland, 2005

Ceratitis (Ceratalaspis) ‘OR’ sp. n.
Body length. 4.94 (4.30-5.50) mm; wing length. 4.67 (4.35-5.00) mm.

Female
Head. Antenna yellow to yellow-orange. First flagellomere 3 times as long as pedicel. Arista with short to medium long rays at most twice as long as basal width of arista; ventral rays shorter than dorsal rays basally. Frons yellow to yellow-orange; with short scattered black setulae. Face white, lower half and below lower eye margin more yellow. Genal seta and setulae orange to red, well developed. Thorax. Postpronotal lobe pale yellowish white; with black spot. Scutum, ground colour yellow-orange, with distinct black markings including median presutural and sutural spots; prescutellar markings yel- lowish white, merged; with silver microtrichosity and yellow pilosity. Scapular setae yellow. Scutellum white to yellow, basally with small black spots, apically with three separate black spots, extending to basal third. Subscutellum yellow with three separate black spots, sometimes black spots touching along dorsal margin. Anepisternum yellow, upper margin white with black patch; one black anepisternal seta, setulae pale. Legs. Yellow; setation yellow to orange except last tarsal segments black. Fore femur with ventral setae orange. Wing. Bands mainly yellowish with some brown patches. Anterior apical and discal bands not separated; subapical band free; posterior apical band absent; crossvein R-M at, or just proximal to, middle of discal medial cell. Abdomen. Yellow to orange; pilosity mixed yellow and black. Tergites 2 and 4 with pale grey band occupying posterior third of tergite. Tergite 5 with longer black setulae along posterior margin. Oviscape about as long as preabdomen. Aculeus ten times longer than wide, tip slightly bilobed and lateral margin slightly sinuate.
Male
As female except for the following characters. Arista with medium long rays, longest dorsal rays about 3 times as long as basal width of arista. Face completely white. Fore femur posteriorly with longer and somewhat denser pilosity.
(Description after De Meyer & Copeland, in press)
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Source: Afrotropical Fruitfly Project

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