Maxates centrophylla Meyrick

Young, Catherine J., 2006, Descriptions of the eggs of some southern Australian Geometridae (Lepidoptera), Zootaxa 1287, pp. 1-294: 1-294

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Maxates centrophylla Meyrick
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Maxates centrophylla Meyrick   (Figs 814–822)

Oviposition 2♀ code nos.: G402, G404 Oviposition period: 12 Jan.–2 Feb. Batch size: 10–30; (n = 2) Realised fecundity (range): 10–30 Incubation time (days): 5–12 Batch configuration and attachment: Attached, singly or small groups (Fig. 814). Colour: Pale yellowish­green, shiny, becoming orange (Fig. 814) then transparent grey on maturity. Size (mm) (n=15): L = 0.72 ± 0.01, W = 0.49 ± 0.01, T = 0.33 ± 0.01. Width/length: 0.68 No. of females: 2 Aeropylar opening size (m) (n=5): L = 3.27 ± 0.18, W = 2.69 ± 0.10. Relative aeropylar opening size: 4.6  

Micropyles: Indistinct (Figs 815 & 816)

No. of openings: 5

No. of cells in rosette: 10

No. of rows of cells in micropylar area: 3

Shape: Narrow, elongated, compressed dorso­ventrally with narrow flat lateral sides perpendicular to wide flat lateral sides, rims slightly recurved (pill­box shaped), ellipsoid from top view (Figs 814–817), egg wedge­shaped laterally (Fig. 818).

Characteristics: Egg marked on all surfaces by flat, irregularly shaped hexagonal cells with very narrow, slightly elevated walls (Figs 815, 817–822). Aeropyles slightly elevated, openings moderately large, distributed around edges of egg only (Figs 820 & 821). Rosette cells slightly recessed (Fig. 816). Chorion generally smooth (Fig. 822); rougher, undulating on narrow lateral sides (Figs 820 & 821).

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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Maxates