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. 188.8.131.52, W. 112.04.51
Elevation 5283 feet.
Specimen were pinned by Jacque Wolfe
Adult Male - inflating wings after eclosing from pupa on June 25, 2007
Pupa -The pupa stage lasted about 10 days.
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
Ova on May 17, 2007
For photos of caterpillar host plants click on
APRICOT GLOBEMALLOW or HOLLYHOCK
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