Araucanioperla, Illies, 1963

Vera, Alejandro, 2019, Taxonomic study of the genus Araucanioperla Illies 1963 (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae), with the description of the male genitalia, eggs and the last instar larva for A. brincki, Zootaxa 4671 (1), pp. 26-34 : 30-33

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Araucanioperla eggs

( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 a–f)

Hemispherical shape dimensions: diameter 180–200 µm, height 120–140 µm. With two different poles, the micropylar pole is a hemispheric capsule sclerotized with polygonal follicular cells, at the apex two micropyles ( Figs. 6a, d View FIGURE 6 ). An equatorial membrane expands as a striated ring, with a row of scales towards the micropylar pole ( Figs. 6b, e View FIGURE 6 ). The hemisphere opposite the micropylar pole is soft, slightly sclerotized and without follicular impressions ( Figs. 6c, f View FIGURE 6 ).

The two species are similar in the form of the eggs but can be distinguished by the pattern of the follicular cells.

In A. brincki the follicular cells are less deep and have wider walls than in A. bullocki .