Body length 2.9-4 mm in males and 3.8-5.3 mm in females. Body predominantly dark brown to black. Wings with 4 transverse dark stripes. Tarsi, tibiae, scutellum and anterior part of head all yellow. Two lateral yellow stripes are present on the thorax.
White to yellowish with pharyngeal hooks at the front end and spiracles that resemble projecting tubes at the posterior end.
Yellowish-white, oval and pointed at one end. Laid singly beneath the skin of developing fruit
Europe, the Middle East and western Asia.
Oviposition punctures disfigure the outer surfaces of fruit and are often visible due to discolouration. Larvae feed on the fruit pulp and then leave the fruit to pupate in the ground