From Chaudhuri et al. (1992)
Male: Body length 4.78 - 4.85 mm; wing 3.19 mm long, 0.58 mm wide; VR abt 1.04. AR abt 3.43.
Head: Yellowish brown, antennae and palps brown; frontal tubercles present; clypeus with 18 - 20 setae.
Ratio of maxillary palp segments: 8 : 12: 42 : 40 : 60.
Thorax: Greenish yellow, mesoscutum with 3 dark yellow vittae.
Setae: Acrostichals 16, dorsocentrals 14 - 15, humerals 2, prealars 4, scutellar 12.
Legs: Yellowish green, tarsal segments slightly darker at apices.
Fore tibia with blunt scale (see b above) with 2 long setae.
Anterior LR abt 1.54; mid LR abt 0.63, hind LR abt 0.69.
Abdomen: Tergites greenish yellow with slightly darker markings on the middorsal line.
Hypopygium as illustrated above, anal point narrow, slightly expanded subapically; superior volsella of D-type.
Larva: a plumosus-type. No other information on larvae from India or the oriental region known.
Cytology: Wülker et al. (2011) have given a description of the banding sequences of specimens tentatively described as C. pulcher from Kenya in Africa.
Three polytene chromosomes with the modified thummi cytocomplex arm combination AE, CD, FEG. Centromeric bands not heterochromatic, nucleolus terminal in arm F, but nucleolus-like bodies at the ends of arms A, B, and G.
pulA1: 1 - 3, 8 - 6, 16d - 17, 11e - 9, 4ab, 5 - 4c, 16c - 12, 18 - 19
pulB1: Characteristic bands near centromere, puff developed about 1/3 from distal end.
pulC2: Inversion of most of the arm.
pulD1: 1 - 3, 11 - 12, 10e-a, 13 - 19b, 4 - 9, 19c - 24
pulE1: 1 - 2, 6e - 4, 13 - 12, 3f-a, 6f - 11, 13
pulF1: 1 - 10, 19 - 11, 20 - 23(N)
pulG1: Large BR near site of fusion, small BR or puff in center of the arm, with a possible small nucleolus at the telomeric end
Morphology described by Chaudhuri et al. 1992. Possible cytology by Wülker et al. (2011).