Musculature of the male genitalia of ﬁve Oriental representatives of two tribes of the subfamily Polyommatinae: Lycaenesthini (( Anthene emolus Godart, 1824 and A. seltuttus (Röber, 1886)) and Polyommatini ( Una usta (Distant, 1886), Pithecops dionisius (Boisduval, 1832) and Catopyrops rita Grose-Smith, 1895) is described for the ﬁrst time. Apomorphies in the structure of the skeleton and muscles of the male genitalia for both Lycaenesthini (the vinculo-uncal position of the uncus depressors and splitting of the protractors of the aedeagus) and Polyommatini (splitting of the retractors of the aedeagus with shift of the place of attachment of one of them onto the lateral lobes of the tegumen) are found. The latter character, described formerly in the subtribe Polyommatina, has appeared at the very base of the phylogenetic lineage of the tribe Polyommatini. A presumed synapomorphy of Lycaenesthini and Polyommatini, the presence of the circumzonal sclerite of the aedeagus is described. Some characters of the male genitalia of Lycaenesthini possess plesiomorphic features and correspond to the ncestral gross plan of the entire phylogenetic lineage of Polyommatinae. New data on the topography of the muscles of Oriental Polyommatinae do not conﬂict with the molecular genetic data on the phylogeny of this subfamily.
|Translated title of the contribution||Morphology of the male genitalia of the oriental species of the family Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera). Tribes Lycaenesthini and Polyommatini|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 20 Apr 2019|