Monza punctata punctata Aurivillius, 1910,

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: 348

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

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scientific name

Monza punctata punctata Aurivillius, 1910
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Monza punctata punctata Aurivillius, 1910  ( Uluguru  Mountains, Tanzania)

Two early instar caterpillars are shown as Figure 46.1 – 2; they have black heads, pronotum and pair of spots on the anal plate; body dull translucent green with a dorsal line of the same colour defined by a somewhat diffuse subdorsal line. The final instar caterpillar (Figure 46.3 – 7) is quite variable: the head may be light brown in colour, with a white line down the centre of the face, the posterior margin narrowly dark, and less extensive dark markings on the face (Figure 46.3 – 5), or it may be browner with heavier dark brown markings (Figure 46.6 – 7). The body is dull whitish green with a slightly darker dorsal line, heavy yellowish folding of the cuticle in the posterior half of each segment, pale brown spiracles, and variably a pair of black markings on the anal plate (Figure 46.6). The pupa (Figure 46.8 – 9) resembles those of the other Monza  spp.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Hesperiidae

Genus

Monza