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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3831.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2EF9A3DB-0EAA-4384-8ADA-A7D269E5904D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5121688

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6F3587EC-322A-1B4C-AB9F-5A1FFDD0E000

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ploetzia Saalmüller, 1884
status

 

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.