Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798),

Collins, Steve C., 2017, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 12. New information and corrections, Zootaxa 4312 (3), pp. 471-496: 488

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Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)


Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798) 

TCEC reared Pelopidas mathias  from Panicum maximum  (referred to as Megathyrsus maximus in Cock & Congdon (2012))  ( Poaceae  ) at Ranomafana, Madagascar, in March 2013. The caterpillar and pupa are within the range of individual variation already reported from this and other grass food plants in mainland Africa ( Cock & Congdon 2012) and so are not documented further here.