Dismorphia altis altis

Llorente-Bousquets, Jorge, Nieves-Uribe, Sandra, Flores-Gallardo, Adrián, Hernández-Mejía, Blanca Claudia & Castro-Gerardino, Ji, 2018, Chorionic sculpture of eggs in the subfamily Dismorphiinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Pieridae), Zootaxa 4429 (2), pp. 201-246: 223

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.2.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F71F87A2-FFB1-FF98-6D9D-94A7FB3A5397

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scientific name

Dismorphia altis altis
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Dismorphia altis altis 

( Plate 7 View Figure , Fig. 15).

The egg is 1122.3 µm long and 483.9 µm wide; it is 2.33 times longer than wide and their width/length ratio is 3/7; the maximum diameter is above equator, toward the end of the third apical fifth (Nh= 9). The egg is elongated citriform, with a convex base and twice as wide as the obtuse apex and flat cusp. The apical area is slightly sharpened, just from where the shortest long axes end, toward the sixth distal rib. They have 36 to 40 ribs; these extend from the base to the cusp, generally, they are straight, except at the apex where there are also curved ribs; they are alternate between axes, although they are also coincident; they keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, except at the apex (they expand) and the basal zone (they are reduced). They show from 11 to 12 straight axes (LoA and ShA = 5 or 6); the apical area is 2 to 2.5 times thicker than the ribs and decreases in thickness at the base. It is observed in a single case 2 ShA between the LoA. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 1 to 6 ribs, often 3. The grid is of wide rectangles, at the equator they are little more than 5 times wider than they are long, they reduce in width and size toward the base. Roughness is very dim with backlighting; the staining is uniform into the cells. The eggs show radial or bilateral symmetries. Formulas:>6L5C (2LCLCLCLCLC), 5L6C (L2CLCLCLCLC), and 6L6C (LCLCLCLCLCLC). Color N0 0A10M0 0.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Dismorphia