oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the pupa of Leto venus Stoll. (Lepidoptera)

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The study of the pupa of this species is of special interest for the same reason as that given in the case of the larva, which was descriptionbed in my previous article in vol. II of this journal, pp. 165-175. Here too there are a number of characters of a generalized nature, but on the other hand there are some specialized structures which are adaptations to special conditions. Apart from these special developments, the pupa, like the larva, may be used as a suitable example of how a pupa should be studied in order to give a scientific comparison between the pupae of different groups and species.

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