Dismorphia amphione discrepans

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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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:977C0665-D48A-4037-9AC5-215CF0791F4C

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dismorphia amphione discrepans
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Dismorphia amphione discrepans  ( Plate 7 View Figure , Fig. 18).

The egg is 1451.4 µm long and 521.7 µm wide; it is 2.79 times longer than wide and their width/length ratio is 1/3; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh = 29). The egg is ellipsoidal acuminate at the apex; the base is convex, smooth and 3 times wider than the acute apex and flat cusp. The apical area is sharpened, right from where the longer ShA ends, toward the sixth rib. They have 24 to 32 ribs (mode = 28) straight, diagonal, curved and sinuous ribs; they extend from shortly after the base to the cusp; they are alternate between axes and present intercostal spaces of variable amplitude, even at the equator. They show between 9 and 11 laminar and slightly sinuous axes (LoA= 5 and ShA= 4 to 6); these are thicker than the ribs. The inter-axes spaces are concave because the axes –mainly the ShA– accentuated the chorionic relief. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 4 to 7 ribs, often 6. The general grid is made up of irregular rectangles; however, some elliptic shapes are also appreciated. Dimed roughness even with backlighting. The eggs show radial or bilateral symmetries. The formulas are>5L4C (2LCLCLCLC), 5L5C (LCLCLCLCLC), and 5L6C (L2CLCLCLCLC). Color N0 0A10M0 0.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Dismorphia