Chorionic Sculpturing in Eggs of Lycaenidae . Part Ii

  title={Chorionic Sculpturing in Eggs of Lycaenidae . Part Ii},
  author={John Downey},
The present study represents a continuation of our initial research (Downey and Allyn, 1981) on the chorionic sculpturing of Iycaenid eggs. Basically it is a quest for a better understanding of the complex external patterns and forms observed in these highly ornamented eggs. In describing and comparing the geometric patterns of the different species, we are searching for meaningful architectural similarities or differences, which hopefully will have detectable adaptive and evolutionary… CONTINUE READING