Brassolis Fabricius

Garzón-Orduña, Ivonne J. & Penz, Carla M., 2009, Phylogeny of Dynastor and Brassolis butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): a tough nut to crack, Zootaxa 2134, pp. 1-22 : 5

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Brassolis Fabricius


Genus Brassolis Fabricius View in CoL

Robust-bodied, medium size (male FW length from 60.5 mm ( dinizi ) to 82.7 mm for ( astyra ); Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 , 3 View FIGURE 3 ). Antennae short, strongly clubbed. Reduced, non-functional proboscis ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 E). Tibial spurs absent in both sexes. Dorsal FW brown with an orange, or orange and white postmedial band, depending on the species. Dorsal HW brown with or without an orange postmedial band, depending on the species. Males with a small, narrow patch of androconial scales below vein Cu2 ( Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 B, character 16). Sexes similar in color, males smaller than females. FW basal, costal margin in-curved in males, bowed in females. Ventral HW brown stippled with white; eyespots in cells Sc+R1 and Cu1 variable in size. Male and female genitalia remarkably uniform across species. Male gnathos absent (unique within Brassolini ); valva broad, distally curved and with apical serration ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 F); phallus with minute spines along the shaft and usually two to three setae on the edge of the vesica. Female sterigma projected as a flap posteriorly ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 C, D, E); anterior section of sterigma (lamella antevaginalis) thin and generally continuous, forming a ‘loop’. Corpus bursa lacking signa.











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