Ploetzia Saalmüller, 1884, Saalmuller, 1884

Cock, Matthew J. W., Congdon, Colin E. & Collins, Steve C., 2014, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 6. Hesperiinae incertae sedis: palm feeders, Zootaxa 3831 (1), pp. 1-61: 5

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Ploetzia Saalmüller, 1884


Ploetzia Saalmüller, 1884  

The genus Ploetzia   was established by Saalmüller (1884) for the single species P. amygdalis (Mabille)   . Amongst African Hesperiidae   , this is one of very few species with gregarious caterpillars ( Pteroteinon laufella   , below, is another), supporting its unique position.