Dismorphia zaela zaela

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: 229

publication ID

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F71F87A2-FFBB-FF93-6DCD-93FFFACE532B

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scientific name

Dismorphia zaela zaela
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Dismorphia zaela zaela 

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The egg is 1309 µm long and 452 µm wide; it is 2.9 times longer than it is wide and its width/length ratio is little more than 1/3; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh= 28). The egg is ellipsoidal elongated and acuminate in the upper pole; the base is convex and smooth, 2 to 2.15 times wider than the acute apex and flat or rounded cusp. The apical area sharpened, just where the most prolonged ShA start, toward the fifth rib. They have 29 to 40 ribs (mode = 35); they extend from just before the base to the cusp; they are mostly straight and parallel, although they are slightly sinuous, curved, and diagonal in the apical area. Most of the ribs alternate between axes and maintain a constant amplitude between intercostals spaces, except in the apical areas (expand a little) and basal areas (reduced gradually and conspicuously). There are 8 and 10 thickened axes (LoA= 4 to 6 and ShA= 3 to 5); these are projected before the first rib at the base. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 2 to 10 ribs, usually 4, although in one case, 10 were observed. The grid is rectangular, in the equator the rectangles are little more than 3 times wider than they are long and are reduced in amplitude and size, at the base. Visible roughness with backlight and little staining of the structures, possible presence of protomicrogrid. The eggs show bilateral or radial symmetry. The formulas observed are:>5L4C (2LCLCLCLC, 2L2C2 LCLC), 6L3C (2LC2LC2LC), 5L5C ( LCLCLCLCLC), and 4L4C (LCLCLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Dismorphia