Lieinix nemesis nayaritensis

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 nayaritensis


Lieinix nemesis nayaritensis 

( Plate 7 View Figure , Fig. 14).

The egg is 1354.3 µm long and 579.1 µm wide; it is 2.34 times longer than wide and their width/length ratio is 3/7; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh= 5). The egg is ellipsoidal, a little acuminate in the upper pole, the base is slightly convex to almost flat, smooth and 3 times wider than the little obtuse apex and rounded cusp. The apical area is sharpened, just where the shortest and longest axes end, toward the sixth distal rib. They have 66 to 69 ribs, often 68; they extend from shortly after the base to the cusp; generally, they are straight and alternate between axes, although they also coincide; the intercostal spaces are of constant amplitude except in the apical (expanded) and basal (reduced) areas. In the apex, the ribs tend to be curved. There are 11 to 12 longitudinal axes (LoA= 6 and ShA= 5 to 6), which protrude slightly from the chorion walls; these are 1.5 to 2 times thicker than the ribs. The LoA are projected from the base, after the last rib, to the cusp. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 5 to 11 ribs, often 9. The grid is of wide rectangles (at the equator, are almost 7 times wider than it is long) and they reduce its amplitude and size toward the base; the intercostal space is slightly larger in the apical area. Roughness is absent. The eggs have radial or bilateral symmetries; the arrangement of the axes is variable, and there are the following formulas:>6L6C (LCLCLCLCLCLC, LCL2C2LCLCLC), and 6L5C (2LCLCLCLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.