|#2 Adult Male Emerging
Notice the merged four and a half orange spots
Close-up against a light background to show
underside forewing fringe
showing five dark checks
Close-up of Head
Close-up of Head, Antennae and Legs
On 20 September 2010 Jack Harry and Jack
Wolfe located larvae on Eriogonum
corymbosum 38 miles
South of Price, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah.
I was given four of these to rear.
fed these third and fourth instars on Eriogonum
longer available. I switched to Eriogonum racemosum for the
two or three days before the larvae pupated. Although they were
not enthusiastic about the change in food plant, they all made it to
Ova: no samples located
Larvae: No first instars were located to time as larvae not known
Pupae: 25-30 days. These
usually hibernate as pupae. They were coaxed into skipping
hibernation by using light 24x7, misting daily the inside of the
bottles that covered each container and the pupae themselves and
keeping them at 75 to 78 degrees temperature.
Adult: unknown..but about two weeks
Unknown - but about two weeks
Overwinter as pupae. These pupae need to be taken out of winter
hibernation when spring weather arrives. They need to be exposed
natural light so they will begin development at the right time for the
butterfly to emerge at the same time that the host plant flowers bloom.
For photos of host
plant , click on