Wing length 4-6 mm. Body and wing colour yellowish. Sides and posterior of thorax prominently ringed with black spots. Thoracic dorsum with 2 small spots centrally and 2 larger pots near scutellum. Apex of scutellum with broken spots.
White, cylindrical with anterior end narrowed with mouth hooks. Last instar is 7-9 mm in length. Anterior spiracles are usually straight on dorsal edge of tubule row.
Eggs are smooth, white and long and slender.
Restricted to sub-Saharan Africa.
Marula (Sclerocarya) and mango (Mangifera) are the main hosts.
Females puncture the fruits to lay eggs beneath the skin surface. Some sugary fruits will produce a sugary exudate at puncture holes. Puncture holes may also show signs of necrosis.