Mediterranean fruit fly, Medfly, Ceratitis capitata  (Diptera: Tephritidae) - 5311098

Mediterranean fruit fly, Medfly
Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Body length 3.5 to 5 mm; colour yellowish with brown tinge, especially on abdomen, legs, and some markings on wings. Ocellar bristles present. Thorax creamy white to yellow with characteristic pattern of black blotches. Light areas with very fine white bristles. Humeral bristles present. Dorsocentral bristles anterior of halfway point between supraalar and acrostichal bristles. Scutellum inflated and shiny black. Abdomen oval with fine black bristles scattered on dorsal surface and two narrow transverse light bands on basal half. Wings, usually held in a drooping position on live flies, are broad and hyaline with black, brown, and brownish yellow markings. Wide brownish yellow band across middle of wing. Australia: Western Australia, South Perth, ex lab colony.
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Image view: Lateral / Side
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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