Heitor Fernandes Leme - Espécime ginandromorfo de Graellsia isabellae em posição de repouso

Nombre y apellidos: Heitor Fernandes Leme

Redes sociales: https://www.instagram.com/ilustr.heitor/

País: Brasil 

Título: Espécime ginandromorfo de Graellsia isabellae em posição de repouso - Graellsia isabellae

Descripción: The Spanish moon moth, Graellsia isabellae, is a protected species native to the eastern region of the Iberian Peninsula and the French and Swiss Alps, where pine forests grow. The individual depicted consists of a bilateral gynandromorph (Greek for "female and male form"). Although rare, the phenomenon of gynandromorphism has already been observed and recorded in several species, especially in insects. In this phenomenon, errors in the mitotic process during the early stages of embryo development lead to the formation of a chimerical individual made up of male and female parts. Two bilateral gynandromorph individuals of G. isabellae, like the one illustrated, were recorded in a scientific note published in 2016 (BARREDA, J. M.; DÍAZ, F. L.; PAREROLS, J. C. Dos casos de ginandromorfismo bilateral en Graellsia isabelae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Boletín de la SAE Nº 26 (2016): 41-43).

Categoría: Ilustración científica

Técnica: Lápis de cor
Inteligencia artificial: No
Tamaño: 21,0 x 29,7cm
Año: 2023