Solonkin I.A., Zakharova E.Yu., Shkurikhin A.O., Oslina T.S. 2017. [Classification and principles of wing venation abnormalities in Pieridae (Lepidoptera) with reference to the black-veined white Aporia crataegi L.] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.6: 579–589 [in Russian, with English summary].
Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, UB RAS, 8 Marta Str. 202, Yekaterinburg 620144 Russia.
ABSTRACT. Based on more than 4000 specimens from the south of the Sverdlovsk region, various variants of wing venation abnormalities [abnormality patterns] in black-veined white Aporia crataegi were described and classified. Seven basic types were identified, the commonest of which (64% of the total number) was additional and highly variable vein branching. In general, venation abnormalities were more often found in males than in females. In the overwhelming majority of cases (84%) abnormalities manifested themselves asymmetrically and did not form any stable phenotypic combinations. Frequency of venation abnormalities varied significantly according to their position on the wing. In different veins commonly realized one of the defined variant of abnormality. Most wing venation abnormality patterns of A. crataegi have no similarity with the normal venation of other Lepidoptera.
KEY WORDS: morphological variation, venation abnormalities, wing, Pieridae, Aporia crataegi.