ENT 101- female moth genitalia

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Thanks Rik.
Not all bursa contain spines, I think this species must be among the most vicious. Remember that with the many many thousand of moth species (10,000 or so in NA alone) the possibilities for variation between species in enormous.
Evolution works both ways, some males have some dangerous-looking spines on the tip of their aedeagus.
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