Details - ©Nicky Davis
Todd Stout located larvae feeding on Amaranthus retroflexus, August 12, 2008, by Lakeview Farms, 9 miles North of Elberta, West side of Utah Highway 68, Utah County, Utah.
4th instar - dorsal
4th instar about to molt to 5th instar
5th instar - dorsal
5th instar-lateral view
New pupa - 2 photos
Butterfly emerging - 2 photos
The last instars hibernate and when they come out of hibernation they pupate within a few days without eating any more host plant.
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album), amaranths (Amaranthus), and cockscomb (Celosia).
For photos of available host plant photos click on your choice of
LAMBSQUARTER OR AMARANTH
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