Plebejus Kluk,

Munguira, Miguel L., Martín, José, García-Barros, Enrique, Shahbazian, Gayaneh & Cancela, Juan Pablo, 2015, Morphology and morphometry of Lycaenid eggs (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Zootaxa 3937 (2), pp. 201-247: 233

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Plebejus Kluk


Genus Plebejus Kluk 

( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22 A, D)

In this genus the annular zone forms a depression in which the cells have thick and rounded walls, almost obliterating the cells in Plebejus argus (Linnaeus)  ( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22 B), but not so wide in P. idas (Linnaeus)  ( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22 D). The transition zone is flat in P. idas  ( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22 C) with the cells formed by radially arranged pits, while in P. a rgu s ( Fig. 22View FIGURE 22 A) it consists on a undulating plateau with more quadrangular cells. The tubercle-aeropyle zone is arranged into hexagons, with robust walls and cone shaped and ribbed tubercles, which open into aeropyles at their tips. The equatorial zone has the widest cells, with robust walls and conical shaped tubercles.