Enantia mazai mazai

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: 220

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Enantia mazai mazai


Enantia mazai mazai  ( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Fig. 9).

The egg averages 1277.6 µm long and 430.9 µm wide; it is 2.98 times longer than wide, and their width/length ratio is 1/3; the maximum diameter is at the level of the equator with gradual thinning, and the formation of the neck is from the first basal quarter (Nh= 29). The egg is elongate and acuminate obpyriform; the apex and cusp are sharp and flat, the convex-hemisphere base is reticulated and 1.5 times wider than the cusp; the neck is narrow and long. They have 35 to 44 ribs (mode = 38); these generally are coincident between the axes and are straight, except in the apical area where they are curved and diagonal; the grid extends from the base to the cusp, in the first basal row they are somewhat disorganized, forming an irregular polygonal grid. The axes are straight, laminar, and thicker than the ribs, mainly in the anterior half; there are between 10 and 12 (LoA= 4 to 7 and ShA= 3 to 8), in one case between two LoA there are two ShA and a fork is formed on a long axis before reaching the base. The ShA are separated from the perimicropylar area by 1 to 4 ribs, often 3 or 4. The grid is made up of wide rectangles (up to 3 times the width than the length), but they notably reduce its amplitude and size toward the basal zone. Roughness is observed with slight staining, so it could be protomicrogrid. The eggs show bilateral and radial symmetries or are asymmetrical. Formulas:>6L5C (2LCLCLCLCLC, 2LCL2C2 LCLC, 2LC2 LCLCL 2C), 6L4C (2LCLCLC2LC, 2LC2LCLCLC, 2 LCLC 2 LCLCL), 7L4C (2LC2 LCLC 2LC, 2 LCLC 2 LCLCL, 2 LCLC 2LC2LC, 3 LCLC 2 LCLC, 2LC3LCLCLC), 6L6C (LCLCLCLCLCLC, L2CLC2LCLCLC), 7L5C (2LC2LCLCLCLC), 4L8C (L3CL3 CLCLC), and 7L3C (4LC2 LCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0 o N0 0 A20M0 0.