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Les & Nicky Davis found one larva and three ova May 17, 2007 along Utah Highway 111, 1/2 mile North of the Coppermine entrance, Salt Lake County, Utah on Apricot Mallow==Sphaeralcea ambigua ambigua.
GPS N. 184.108.40.206, W. 112.04.51
Elevation 5283 feet.
Ovum on May 17, 2007
Larva - These fed as larvae for about 28 to 31 days. The species hibernates as a last instar. However, these were kept in 24x7 light and went straight to a pupa rather than hibernating.
Nest - Pyrgus communis build a nest by silking leaves together or by silking the edges of one leaf together. These didn't nest together
Pupa -The pupa stage lasted about 10 days.
Ova No. 1
1. August 26, 2006
Larva No. 1
August 25, 2006, Todd Stout, with permission granted, collected larva on Sida hederacea at an elevation of 4242 feet on private property, Salt Lake County, Utah.
This larva did not make it.
First instar - August 28, 2006
For photos of plant used to feed this larva, click on
Apricot Mallow==Sphaeralcea ambigua ambigua
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