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Characteristics

Characteristics:

Putative autapomorphies for Brenthis

  • Uncus trifid
  • Ampulla of the male valve long and dorso-ventrally flattened with dorsal microtrichia
  • Fenestrula on the male tegumen arrowhead shaped
  • Female abdominal venter 8 with a latero-anterior rectangular process

Putative synapomorphies for mofidii (Simonsen 2006):

  • Male latero-ventral tergal sclerite broad, triangular and pointed downward
  • Female anterior apophysis membranous, but with a sclerotized tip
  • Dorso-posterior corner of female S7 bent sharply inwards

The sister group relationship between B. ino and B. daphne is supported by molecular and combined charactersets only and no morphological synapomorphies have yet been identified.

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