Lieinix nemesis atthis

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: 221

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Lieinix nemesis atthis


Lieinix nemesis atthis 

( Plate 7 View Figure , Fig. 13).

The egg is 1348.8 µm long and 534.5 µm wide; it is 2.53 times longer than wide and their width/length ratio is 2/5; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh= 27). The egg is ellipsoidal acuminate in the upper pole; its base is convex, smooth and 3.3 times wider than the little obtuse apex and rounded cusp. They have 57 to 69 ribs that extend from shortly after the base to the cusp; generally, they are straight and alternate between axes, although they also coincide; the ribs are very close to each other and keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, except in the apical (expanded) and basal (reduced) areas. At the apex, the ribs tend to be straight. They show between 9 and 11 axes; these are 2 to 2.5 times thicker than the ribs; the LoA are projected from the smooth base, before the first rib. The ShA are separated by 4 to 10 ribs, on average 7, of the perimicropylar area. The grid is of wide rectangles; at the equator, they are 8 or 9 times wider than they are long, they are reduced slightly in amplitude and size toward the base. Roughness is very thin and weak with backlighting. The eggs are asymmetrical or with bilateral or radial symmetries. Formulas:>6L4C (2LC2LCLCLC, 2 LCLC 2 LCLC), 5L5C (LCLCLCLCLC), 6L3C (2LC3 LCLC, 2LC2LC2LC), 5L6C (L2CLCLCLCLC, 2LCL2 CLCL 2C), 6L5C (2LCLCLCLCLC), and 4L7C (L2 CLCL 3CLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.