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BENITEZ-MORA, Alfonso  and  OLIVARES, Tania S. Ultraestructura de los huevos de dos mariposas nocturnas de Chile: Ormiscodes socialis y Polythysana cinerascens (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2006, vol.54, n.4, pp.1085-1091. ISSN 0034-7744.

Egg ultrastructure in two Chilean moths: Ormiscodes socialis y Polythysana cinerascens (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). The structure and ultra-structure of the eggs from Ormiscodes socialis (Feisthamel)  and Polythysana cinerascens (Philippi) are described, considering shape, size, coloring when recently laid, oviposition type nd aeropiles (quantity, distribution and proportion) in the micropilar area, among others. The  ultra-structure is shown for primary cells, secondary cells, aeropiles and icropiles. A comparative table of the  eggs of these species is presented and includes the previously described eggs of Adetomeris microphthalma (Philippi). Myoschilos oblonga Ruiz y Pavón (Santalaceae) is recorded as a new host for P. cinerascens. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (4): 1085-1091. Epub 2006 Dec. 15.

Keywords : Lepidoptera; Saturniidae; egg; ultra-structure; key; Adetomeris microphthalma; Ormiscodes socialis; Polythysana cinerascens; new host.

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