Pseudopieris

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: 218-219

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F71F87A2-FFB6-FF9C-6DCD-92B7FE1D5020

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pseudopieris
status

sp. nov.

Pseudopieris  sp. nov.

( Plate 6 View Figure , Fig. 4).

The egg is 1661.6 µm long and 624.7 µm wide; it is 2.68 times longer than the width of the equator; its width/length ratio is 3/8; the maximum diameter is at its equator (Nh= 40). The egg is ellipsoidal, elongated, or fusiform, convex base, slightly acute and wider than the acute and rounded apex and cusp. In the apical area, they exhibit slightly curved ribs. They have 48 to 59 ribs (mode = 55), most are straight and coincide between axes; they have intercostal spaces of almost constant amplitude except at the base where these spaces are reduced and increase toward the cusp. There are between 8 and 10 axes, a little thicker than the ribs, often 9. The grid is formed by wide rectangles (up to more than 5 times the width than the length), with a reduction in amplitude toward the base. The ShA are separated from the perimicropylar area by 2 to 11 ribs, more

frequently 6. Roughness is quite conspicuous under incident light; they exhibit slight staining of the polygon edges, so apparently it is a protomicrogrid. Asymmetric eggs or with bilateral symmetry. Formula:>7L2C (4LC3LC, 5LC2LC), 6L3C (2LC2LC2LC, 3LC3 LCLC), 6L4C (2 LCLC 2 LCLC, 2LC2LCLCLC), 7L3C (2LC2LC3LC), and 7L1C (7LC). Color N0 0 A20M0 0.