Dismorphia eunoe eunoe

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: 227

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Dismorphia eunoe eunoe


Dismorphia eunoe eunoe 

( Plate 8 View Figure , Fig. 24)

. The is 1450.7 µm long and 593.9 µm wide; it is 2.45 times longer than wide and the width/length ratio is 2/5; the maximum diameter is toward the third-fifth, above the equator (Nh= 40). The egg is semi-ellipsoidal obovate and somewhat acuminate; the base is convex and smooth, 2 times wider than the cusp, slightly acute and flat. The apical area sharpens slightly, just from where the longer ShA start, between the fourth and fifth ribs. They have 33 to 42 ribs, most frequently 38; they extend from shortly after the base to the cusp; these are mostly straight and parallel, coincide and alternate between axes; they keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, excepting toward the base where they are significantly reduced. There are between 9 and 11 axes, 2.5 times thicker than the ribs; the LoA are projected from the smooth base, before the first rib. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 1 to 11 ribs, often 4 or 5; they protrude from the relief more than the LoA and sometimes two or three ShA are observed between two LoA, or the axes are discontinuous at the lower pole. In one case was a mini-axis. The apical inter-axis cells are concave and enhance all the axes. The grid is made up of rectangles that are almost 5 times wider than the equator and reduce in amplitude and size at the base. Roughness very conspicuous and with staining on the edges, so it could be a protomicrogrid. The eggs are asymmetric or show radial or bilateral symmetries; the arrangement of the axes is variable, and the following formulas are recognized:>5L5C ( LCLCLCLCLC, L2C2 LCLCLC, 2LCL2 CLCLC), 4L6C (L3CLCLCLC), 4L5C (L2CLCLCLC), 5L4C (2LCLCLCLC), 6L4C (2 LCLC 2 LCLC, 2LC2 LCLCLC), 6L5C (LC2LCLCLCLC), and 5L6C ( LCLCL 2 CLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.