Micromorphological (sem) Aspects of Wing Scales of Some Polyommatinae (lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Taxa


The lycaenids, as well as other lepidopteran groups, present on the surface of the wings different types of scales, which perform various functions. Of these types, the scales producing structural colors generated a major interest, a interand intrageneric variability having been proved for these structures. The present paper analyses the shape and size of… (More)