Dismorphia teresa

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: 228

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-FFBC-FF92-6DCD-9363FB9950BB

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scientific name

Dismorphia teresa
status

 

Dismorphia teresa 

( Plate 9 View Figure , Fig. 30).

The egg is 1294.5 µm long and 486.4 µm wide; it is 2.67 times longer than it is wide and its width/length ratio is 3/8; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh= 9). The egg is ellipsoidal and acuminated in the upper pole; the base is convex and smooth, almost 3 times wider than the slightly obtuse apex and flat cusp. The apical area is sharpened just where the longer ShA begin, toward the seventh rib. They have 40 to 45 ribs that are generally straight and parallel but are also curved and diagonal in the apical area; they extend from the smooth basal area to the cusp. They are alternate or coincident between axes and keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, excepting at the apex where they are wider, and at the base where they are reduced by half. There are between 9 and 10 axes (LoA= 5 or 6, and ShA= 4 to 5); these are 2 times thicker than the ribs and the LoA are depressed in relation to the ShA. In one case, there are two ShA between two LoA. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 3 to 7 ribs, often 4 or 5. The grid is rectangular and at the equator, the rectangles are 5 times wider than long and reduce their amplitude and size at the base. The eggs are asymmetric or with radial or bilateral symmetries. The layout of the axes is variable, and the formulas observed are>5L4C (2LCLCLCLC), 5L5C (2 LCLCL 2CLC, LCLCLCLCLC), and 6L4C (2LC2 LCLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Dismorphia