Leptotes Scudder,

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: 210

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.2.1

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Leptotes Scudder
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Genus Leptotes Scudder 

( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 A, B)

The egg of Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus)  has a very regular pattern in which the cells have a rhomboid shape and are arranged in spiral lines. Cells from the tubercle-aeropyle zone have smooth walls and rounded scarcely prominent tubercles in the intersections. The annular zone occupies a very small area and is located inside a depression. Annular cells are irregular in shape and have short stripes of chorionic elevations in their inside, while the micropylar rosette is four petalled.