Scheme of microarray analyses. Larval epidermis was dissected at 11 different stages indicated by red arrowheads. The epidermis was separated for each marking as indicated below here: A: abdominal segments with no markings of cryptic pattern; b: black region of mimetic pattern; E: eyespot of cryptic pattern; T: thoracic segments with no markings of cryptic pattern; V: V-shaped markings of cryptic pattern w: white region of mimetic pattern. Ecdysteroid and juvenile hormone titers in hemolymph are based on the previous reports [10, 11]. The cryptic pattern is assumed to be determined in the juvenile hormone sensitive period (green box) . The grey box indicates the cuticular pigmentation stage [12, 13]. HCS: head capsule slippage; IM: intermolt.