Scotinophara apicicornis, Stal, 1860

Matesco, Viviana Cauduro, Bianchi, Filipe Michels, Fürstenau, Brenda Bianca Rodrigues Jesse, Silva, Priscila Poock Da, Campos, L, 2014, External egg structure of the Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and the search for characters with phylogenetic importance, Zootaxa 3768 (3), pp. 351-385: 371

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Scotinophara apicicornis


Serdia apicicornis  Stål, 1860

( Figs. 11View FIGURES 1 – 12, 70–73View FIGURES 61 – 72View FIGURES 73 – 81; Tab. 2)

Eggs spherical; light green prior to embryonic development; operculum broadly round and convex; chorion translucent and granulated ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 1 – 12). The eclosion line is not evident under SM, and the AMPs are circularly arranged in a row around the anterior pole, slightly displaced posteriorly, translucent, short, and clubbed ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 1 – 12). The chorion surface is granulated under SEM, with perfectly circular projections evenly distributed ( Figs. 70, 72View FIGURES 61 – 72). Although the egg may be described as spherical, the posterior pole is flatter than the anterior pole and bears traces of the adhesive material secreted by the female to glue the eggs to the substrate ( Fig. 70View FIGURES 61 – 72). The operculum is similarly sculptured ( Fig. 71View FIGURES 61 – 72), and the eclosion line is present as a narrow strip very near the AMPs, with smaller granules placed closer to each other ( Fig. 72View FIGURES 61 – 72). Except for the eclosion line, the surface of the egg is remarkably uniform. The AMPs are very small, club-shaped, with circular and apical openings ( Figs. 72View FIGURES 61 – 72, 73View FIGURES 73 – 81). Under higher magnification, the surface of the processes is slightly spongy ( Fig. 73View FIGURES 73 – 81).