Thecla Fabricius,

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: 205

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Thecla Fabricius


Genus Thecla Fabricius 

( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 C, D)

This genus has only one species in the area, Thecla betulae (Linnaeus)  whose eggs have an hemispherical profile. The micropylar area is surrounded by a circular depression with narrow crescent shaped cells and a four petalled micropylar rosette. This depression is flanked by rounded projections in a radial arrangement on their outside area. The sides are made up of polygonal cells with rounded corners.