Celastrina Tutt,

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: 216

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Celastrina Tutt


Genus Celastrina Tutt 

( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 E, F)

Only one species of this genus is present in our area: Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus)  . As in Cacyreus  , Leptotes  , Tarucus  , and Zizeeria  the annular zone is reduced and formed by a micropylar rosette with three petals and two series of rounded cells with chorionic granulations. The transition zone has high-walled cells and rounded corners. In the tubercle-aeropyle area the cells are grouped in hexagonal patterns with large star shaped tubercles with an aeropyle at their end.