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Taxonomic notes on the subfamily Curetinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Himalayas in India

  title={Taxonomic notes on the subfamily Curetinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Himalayas in India},
  author={Charn Kumar and Avtar Kaur Sidhu and H. S. Rose},
  journal={Journal of entomological research},
The subfamily Curitinae contains single geuns Curetis hubner which is represented by fve species siva Evans. naga Evans, thetis drury, bulis Westwood and acuta Moore india. During the course of present studies the male genitalia of the two species viz., bulis and acuta have been examined and key to species has been constructed by adding characters of genitalic organs besides other morphological characters. The generic diagnosis has also been updated. The taxonomic confusion of these two sibling… 
The musculoskeletal system of male genitalia in Curetis bulis Westwood, 1851 (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae: Curetinae) and Paralaxita damajanti (C. Felder et R. Felder, 1860) (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae: Nemeobiinae)
The muscles of the male genitalia were studied for the first time in two species endemic to the Oriental zoogeographical region and two new autapomorphies were discovered: the splitting of m4 into two muscles and a shift of the attachment site of one of these muscles onto the dorsal area of the anellus.