Dismorphia zathoe

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: 230

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Dismorphia zathoe

ssp. nov .

Dismorphia zathoe  ssp. nov  .

( Plate 10 View Figure , Fig. 37).

The egg is 1135.4 µm long and 469.7 µm wide; it is 2.42 times longer than it is wide and its width/length ratio is 2/5; the maximum diameter is above the equator, toward the end of the second basal third (Nh= 20). The egg is elongated citriform; the base is convex or slightly flat, 2 times wider than the little obtuse apex and flat cusp. The apical area is sharpened, right from where the most prolonged ShA begin, toward the fifth rib. They have 30 to 37 ribs (mode = 34); the straight parallel predominate, extending from the cusp until shortly before the base; they are alternate between axes and keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, except in the apical areas (are somewhat expanded) and basal areas (are reduced conspicuously). In the apex, the ribs are somewhat curved. There are between 9 and 10 slightly sinuous axes (LoA= 5 to 6 and ShA= 3 to 5); these are 2.5 to 3 times thicker than the ribs; the LoA are projected from the smooth base, before the first rib. In a single egg, there are two ShA between two LoA. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 1 to 5 ribs, often 3. The grid is made up of rectangles that are slightly more than 3 times wider than the equator at the equator; at the base, these are reduced in intercostal space and size. Light roughness and observable only with backlight. The eggs are asymmetric or with radial or bilateral symmetries. The arrangement of the axes is variable. The following formulas are recognized:>5L4C (2LCLCLCL) the most frequent, 6L4C (2LC2 LCLCLC), 6L3C (3LC2 LCLC), and 5L5C ( LCLCLCLCLC, 2LCL2 CLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.