Overview ovarian morphology of the Speckled Wood butterfly Pararge aegeria. (A) Female P. aegeria laying an egg. (B) Complete meroistic P. aegeria ovary, consisting of a total of 8 ovarioles. Two times 4 ovarioles are attached to each other in the germarium region. Ovary in photo is still attached to the oviduct and part of the ovipositor. Only the ovaries were used for sequencing in this study. (C) Detail of previtellogenic eggs, with nurse and follicle cells visible.