Cock, Matthew J. W. & Congdon, T. Colin E., 2014, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 7. Hesperiinae incertae sedis: grass and bamboo feeders, Zootaxa 3872 (4), pp. 301-354: 339

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Chondrolepis  discussion

The caterpillars and pupae of the four Chondrolepis  spp. documented here are all rather similar, suggesting a homogeneous genus. Although the caterpillars are not especially distinctive compared to others of the Ploetzia  group, the pupae are distinctive inasmuch as they are very cylindrical, they are formed in a tightly sealed shelter with little or no white waxy powder, there is no girdle, and the cremaster does not engage with the silk lining of the shelter.