Here I describe a sooty wing phenotype in offspring produced by a wild-inseminated female of Eurema mandarina (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) collected in Tanegashima Island, Japan in May, 2014. Seven (3 females and 4 males) out of 36 offspring had a sooty phenotype on their wings, which is likely due to a simple genetic mutation (most likely a single recessive allele in an autosome). The expression of this phenotype, restricted to the ventral side of the wings, was not uniform—more conspicuous in hindwings than in forewings, and the affected areas were variable among individuals. Microscopic observation revealed that the sooty phenotype was attributed to the increased proportion of pigmented scales.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.