Chondrolepis,

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3872.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8FECCFC1-7CA9-4A90-B881-4BD40157AD99

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AA87B3-FFE0-3527-FF79-FE4C26EBDDE4

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Chondrolepis
status

 

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.