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Allen L. Norrbom, Cheslavo A. Korytkowski, Roberto A. Zucchi, Keiko Uramoto, George L. Venable, Jerrett McCormick and Michael J. Dallwitz

Anastrepha hadracantha Norrbom & Korytkowski

Morphology

Body. Setae orange, or orange brown, or red brown.

Head. Frons without brown markings except ocellar tubercle. Occiput without brown marks. Frontal setae 2–4 (usually 3). Orbital setae 2. Ocellar seta weak, small or absent. Gena without brown spot. Facial carina in profile concave or flat on dorsal 2/3. Face with ventral part gradually tapered laterally; without brown markings. Antenna not extended to ventral margin of face. Arista of male without preapical expansion. Palpus in lateral view evenly setulose.

Thorax. Mesonotum length 3.5–4.5 mm (3.86–4.11, n=7). Postpronotal lobe and notopleuron entirely microtrichose. Scutum mostly or entirely microtrichose. Scutellum disc entirely microtrichose. Postpronotal, presutural supra-alar, dorsocentral, intra-alar and scutellar setae well developed, subequal to or longer than scutellum length; postpronotal seta on posterior half of postpronotal lobe. Acrostichal seta well developed. Basal scutellar seta strong, longer than scutellum. Katepisternal seta moderately developed, larger than postocellar seta, but much smaller and weaker than anepimeral seta, or weak, no larger than postocellar seta. Mesonotum yellow, or orange. Scutum typical white areas poorly differentiated in type specimens; pale sublateral postsutural vitta extended posteriorly to intra-alar seta. Scutum posteriorly without brown or orange brown markings. Scutum without brown vittae. Scutellum entirely yellow or with dark markings only on extreme base of disk. Mesopleuron mostly yellow to orange, without brown markings. Subscutellum entirely yellow to orange. Mediotergite entirely yellow to orange. Femora entirely yellow to orange. Fore femur with posterodorsal and ventral rows of well developed setae.

Wings. Wing length 8.5–10.5 mm (9.30–9.77, n=6). Wing pattern typical Anastrepha pattern (S-band complete or at most interrupted at crossvein r-m, C-band and at least proximal arm of V-band present). Cell c mostly or entirely infuscated to subhyaline, or paler posteriorly, without distinct subapical hyaline area. C-band broadly extending to vein M in cell br along cell bm; covering base of cell r2+3; yellow or orange area posterior to pterostigma filling all of band in cells r1 and r2+3, or broad, extending distally into cells r1 and r2+3 at least to level of midlength of pterostigma. C-band and S-band separated (by hyaline band from cell bm to costal margin in cell r1, narrowed anteriorly in cell r1). S-band extended anteriorly to vein R4+5 and covering all of crossvein r-m. Cell bm entirely hyaline or infuscated only along subapical fold. S-band posterior margin without incision in cell cu1, or with weak incision in cell cu1. S-band base without extension in middle of cell cu1 to posterior wing margin; without extension in cell a1 to or almost to posterior margin. S-band middle section predominantly or entirely orange, often with brown margins. Subapical hyaline area in radial cells distal to r-m extending anteriorly to vein R2+3. S-band distal section without marginal hyaline band or spots in cell r2+3 or near apices of R2+3 or R4+5. S-band distally extended to apex of vein M. V-band proximal arm as dark as apical half of S-band; extending more than 1/3 distance from apex of vein Cu1 to apex of vein A1+Cu2; not connected anteriorly to S-band; not connected to S-band in cell dm. V-band distal arm complete; connected to proximal arm of V band. Apex of V-band not extended from vein R4+5 to vein M, hyaline area present between band and vein M. S-band distal section width ratio (width of S-band/width of cell r2+3, both measured perpendicular to costal margin at apex of vein R2+3) 0.45–0.6 (0.50–0.55, n=4). Area surrounding apex of lobe of cell bcu with microtrichia similar in density to area anterdistal to it along vein Cu1. Area between S-band and V-band entirely microtrichose in cells dm and cu1. Cell c: pterostigma ratio (cell c length/pterostigma length) 0.8–1 (0.83–0.98, n=6). Pterostigma ratio 5.65–7.06, n=4. Vein R1 ratio (distance from wing base to apex of R1/wing length) 0.61–0.66 (0.62–0.65, =6). Vein R2+3 strongly sinuous; without accessory vein. Vein R4+5 distal to crossvein r-m more or less evenly curved or not strongly bowed medially. Vein M ratio (distance from bm-cu to r-m/distance from bm-cu to dm-cu) 0.66–0.71 (0.67–0.70, n=4). Vein M curvature ratio (width of cell r4+5 at apex/width at level of dm-cu) 0.6–0.8 (0.64–0.75, n=6). Cell bcu ratio (length/anterior margin length along vein Cu) 1.56–1.59, n=4. Cell bcu posteroapical lobe shorter than vein A1+Cu2. Costa in male with setulae on anterior margin between crossvein h and apex of vein R1 similar to other setulae. Crossvein dm-cu orientation with anterior end more distal than posterior end.

Abdomen. Abdomen ovate or parallel-sided, syntergite 1+2 gradually broadening or parallel-sided. Abdominal tergite without brown markings. Epandrium posterodorsal margin evenly rounded. Epandrium in lateral view shorter than high (slightly). Lateral surstylus in posterior view without basolateral lobe. Lateral surstylus in posterior view not boot-shaped. Surstylus in posterior view with lateral margin convex (slightly), or straight, or concave (slightly). Surstylus in posterior view with mesal margin convex (slightly), or straight. Phallus length 5.8–7.3 mm (6.3–6.8, n=2); ratio (phallus length/mesonotum length) 1.5–1.75 (1.61–1.66, n=2). Glans present; without spinules. Proctiger lateral and ventral sclerotized areas connected, lateral areas separate dorsally. Oviscape entirely yellow to orange brown; straight; length 4–4.75 mm (4.21–4.52, n=4); length ratio (oviscape length/mesonotum length) 1.05–1.2 (1.09–1.14, n=4); spiracle ratio (distance from base to spiracle/oviscape length) 0.25–0.3 (0.26–0.29, n=4). Eversible membrane with dorsobasal denticles all sclerotized, in triangular to semicircular pattern, but one medial denticle much larger than others. Eversible membrane with 12–23 denticles ((15–20 in type specimens) smaller hooklike dorsobasal denticles, less than one-third as long as medial denticle, in 2 V-shaped rows, each of 8–10 denticles, bases of medial denticle and distal row fused). Eversible membrane, subbasally on ventral side without cluster of hairs. Aculeus length 3.3–4 mm (3.80, n=1). Aculeus length/oviscape length 0.8–0.88 (0.84, n=1). Aculeus in ventral view more or less parallel-sided except extreme base. Aculeus in lateral view straight or ventrally curved. Aculeus tip length/aculeus length 0.03–0.05 (0.04, n=1). Aculeus tip length 0.12–0.16 mm (0.130–0.145, n=2); width 0.07–0.1 mm (0.085, n=2); length/width in ventral view 1.53–1.71, n=2; depth (width in lateral view)/width (in ventral view) 0.5–0.7 (0.53–0.65, n=2); lateral margins not curved dorsally; not flared outward at or proximal to base; without ridges or lobes; without elongate dorsolateral depressions apically; not serrate (possible variation), or with minute serration, visible only with compound microscope; serrated part 0–0.33 times length of tip (0.17–0.23, n=2). Aculeus tip serrations not extending onto dorsal side basally. Aculeus tip with serrations separated by less than width of serration.

Miscellaneous

Sex of recorded specimens: male and female. Species group: mucronota group.

Biology and economic significance

This species is not considered economically important. Refer to the Fruit Fly Databases for host plant information.

Illustrations

• Habitus, female (dorsal). • Wings. • Terminalia, female. • Terminalia, male.

Links

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