This is a serie of scientific papers, published in different news in entomology and natural history. The mayority are investigations about life cycles and ecology, contributing to the systematic and nomenclatural topics.
Some aspects of the biology and life cycle of Metamorpha elissa elissa are presented for the first time based on the study of the different preimaginal instars. The species usesTrichanthera gigantea (Acanthaceae) as host plant for its larvae. From three eggs obtained at the moment they were ovipositedit was possible to obtain the complete life cycle under lab controlled conditions after 37 days. A brief comparison of the life cycle times with the Siproeta epaphus Latreille and Siproeta stelenes.