Dismorphia lewyi leonora

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 lewyi leonora


Dismorphia lewyi leonora 

( Plate 8 View Figure , Fig. 26).

The egg is 1242.6 µm long and 552.9 µm wide; it is 2.25 times longer than it is wide and its width/length ratio is 4/9; the maximum diameter is at the equator (Nh= 20). The egg is elongated citriform. The base is convex and smooth, and 2.6 times wider than the slightly acuminate apex and flat cusp. The apical area is slightly acute just where the shortest long axes begin, toward the eighth rib. They have from 54 to 65 ribs (mode = 57); they are straight and parallel along the chorion and slightly curved at the poles. They extend from the base to the cusp and alternate or coincide between axes and keep up intercostal spaces of constant amplitude, excepting at the apex, where such spaces are larger. There are 9-11 axes whose relief slightly protrudes from the chorion walls (LoA= 6 to 5 and ShA= 4 to 6); these are 3 times thicker than the ribs, and their thickness decreases as they approach the base. In some eggs, in the apical area, the LoA tend to be zigzagging or merge. The ShA are separated from the cusp by 4 to 8 ribs, most often 6 or 7. The grid is made up of rectangles and at the equator, they are almost 7 times wider than long and are reduced in amplitude and size at the base; at the apex, they have a greater intercostal distance. Very visible roughness; light staining of the polygons, so it could be protomicrogrid. The eggs show bilateral or radial symmetries. The arrangement of the axes is variable, the formulas observed are: 6L4C (2 LCLC 2 LCLC, 2LC2 LCLCLC) y 5L4C (2LCLCLCLC) which are the most frequently, 5L5C ( LCLCLCLCLC, 2LCL2 CLCLC), and 5L6C (L2CLCLCLCLC). Color N0 0 A10M0 0.