Pseudopieris nehemia nehemia

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

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Pseudopieris nehemia nehemia


Pseudopieris nehemia nehemia 

( Plate 6 View Figure , Fig. 3).

The egg is 1504.8 µm long and 478.8 µm wide; it is 3.14 times longer than the width of the equator; its width/length ratio is slightly greater than 1/3; the maximum diameter is in the equator, and it narrows toward the apex and the base (Nh= 1). The egg is fusiform, convex base, slightly acute, of equal amplitude that the acute apex and flat cusp. At the poles, there are often ribs that are a little curved. They have 50 to 53 ribs (mode = 51), almost always straight, but sometimes curved; at their ends, they coincide or alternate between axes, they show intercostal spaces of almost constant amplitude, except at the base where they are reduced; in the apical area they are a little wider. There are nine axes, a little thicker than the ribs, eight LoA and one ShA separate from the peri-micropylar area by two ribs. Wide rectangles (up to more than four times the width than the length) form the grid, which reduces its amplitude toward the basal area and increase it toward the apex. In the intercostal spaces, with backlighting, roughness is observed. Egg with bilateral symmetry. Formula 8L1C. Color N0 0 A10M0 0. Llorente & Castro confused P. viridula  with Pseudopieris  sp. nov. and P. nehemia  (2007: 73 Fig. 1.A), so here we redescribe them now based on the typical subspecies.