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1 March 2016 Dismorphia melia (Godart, [1824]) (Pieridae: Dismorphiinae): External Morphology of the Last Instar and Pupa, with Notes on its Taxonomy, Variation and Distribution
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The external morphology of the last instar and pupa of Dismorphia melia (Godart, [1824]) are described from specimens collected at São Bento do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Morphological descriptions and illustrations are provided on the basis of observations through stereoscopic microscope attached to camera lucida; results are compared and discussed with immature stages of other species of Dismorphiinae, Coliadinae and some tribes of Pierinae with the “type I” pupae. Moreover, the taxonomy of the species is discussed, on the basis of informations and illustrations of the intraspecific variability of the imagoes, the morphology of the genitalia of both sexes, and the geographic distribution.
Fernando Maia Silva Dias, Gabriela Lourenço Leviski, Mirna Martins Casagrande and Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke "Dismorphia melia (Godart, [1824]) (Pieridae: Dismorphiinae): External Morphology of the Last Instar and Pupa, with Notes on its Taxonomy, Variation and Distribution," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 70(1), (1 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.70i1.a7
Received: 3 June 2015; Accepted: 12 December 2015; Published: 1 March 2016
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