APPENDIX

The characters of parsimony analysis

1. occiput somewhat extended

0 - no 1 - yes

Comment. vertex separating compound eyes, sometimes broad

2. eyes rather huge, covering more than half of lateral surface of head.

0 - no 1 - yes

3. last antennal segment approximately equal to penultimate one

0 - no 1 - yes

4. prothorax huge, elongated

0 - no 1 - yes

5. wing reduced, clearly too short for flight

0 - no 1 - yes

6. wing venation characterized by short m1 which is shorter than its petiole

0 - no 1 - yes

7. reduction of cross-vein m-m

0 - no 1 - yes

8. no separate vein M2

0 - no 1 - yes

9. tip of A2 at the level of Rs base

0 - no 1 - yes

10. very light stigma

0 - no 1 - yes

11. two tibial spurs at least on one pair of leg

- absent 1 - present

12. one pair of gonostyles

0 - no 1 - yes

13. gonocoxite

0 - not produced 1 - produced

14. male genitalia strongly elongated (gonostylus more than three times as long as wide at base)

0 - no 1 - yes

15. extremely large compressed male genitalia

0 - no 1 - yes

Comment. The male genital structures enlarged and laterally compressed are characteristic for the subgenus Eobothrophorus (Podenas, 2003).

16. very complicated of IX tergite and gonostylus

0 - no 1 - yes

Comment. e.g. in Eobothrophorus ninth tergite with very long, slender median lobe, which has bifid apex is observed; in Bothrophorus ninth tegum is extremely complicated, it has median lobe with three pairs of huge conical lobes (Podenas, 2003).

17. characteristic interbasal lobe present

0 - no 1 - yes

18. gonostylus with basal lobe short, hardly 1/3 the length of gonostylus itself

0 - no 1 - yes

19. ninth tergum with large medial lobe

0 - no 1 - yes

20. the medial processes of tergite IX branched apically into four branches

0 - no 1 - yes

21. IX tergite with large processes intended into several small lobes

0 - no 1 - yes

22. medial lobe of tergum bifid at apex

0 - no 1 - yes

23. medial lobe of ninth tergum more simple, without branches

0 - no 1 - yes

24. gonostylus with big flashy and hairy rostral lobe, which is just slightly shorter than gonostylus itself

0 - no 1 - yes

25. coloration dark

0 - no 1 - yes