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)

@article{Stekolnikov2017TheMS,
  title={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)},
  author={A. A. Stekolnikov and Andrei I. Korzeev},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={97},
  pages={1-9}
}
The muscles of the male genitalia were studied for the first time in two species endemic to the Oriental zoogeographical region, namely Curetis bulis from the subfamily Curetinae (Lycaenidae) and Paralaxita damajanti from the tribe Abisarini (Riodinidae). Both taxa possess a common plan of musculature reflected in the positions of muscles m1, m2(10), m5(7), m7(6), m21, and m28. Two new autapomorphies of Curetis bulis were discovered: the splitting of m4 into two muscles and a shift of the… 
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