A difference in pupal morphology between the sibling species Leptidea sinapis and L. reali (Pieridae)
2007 (English)In: Nota lepidopterologica, ISSN 0342-7536, Vol. 30, no 1, 61-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The sister species Leptidea sinapis and L. reali are virtually identical and species identification has so far only been possible through DNA-sequencing or genital preparation. Here, I show an interspecific difference in pupal morphology. The pupal antennae of L. sinapis are white with a well-defined longitudinal pink line in the middle, while those of L. reali are predominantly pink with only scattered white pigments close to the margin on both sides.
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2007. Vol. 30, no 1, 61-64 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-19832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-19832DiVA: diva2:186356