oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the life-histories of some South African Lepidoptera

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Dira* jansei Swierstra. Plate 1. Egg. The eggs are scattered in the grass. They are very pale watery yellow when laid and do not darken much until the larva takes shape inside (Fig. 2). They are 1 mm. in diameter, by 1.1 mm. high with a very fine tracery, only visible under high magnification. The larva emerges after 12 days.

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