beginning 6:25 P.M.
ending 6:30 P.M. October
Les and Nicky Davis and Todd Stout
located Female on White
Clover, Melilotus alba, 19 September
2008 at Welcome
Spring, Washington County, Utah, elevation 4349 feet, N. 37.05.819, W.
female oviposited on the buds, flowers, stems and leaves of White
Sweet Clover - Melilotus alba.
Difficulty in locating Melilotus
in the year in my area necessitated using Snow peas and
Sugar Snap peas, on which these larvae quickly matured to the pupa
stage. I used the closed container method with half ounce solo cups,
cleaning the cups and changing the peas twice or three times
daily especially for the 4th instars.
Egg - 4 days
Larva - 15 days - First Instar 3 days, Second Instar 4 days,
Third Instar 2 days, Fourth Instar 6 days - incredible growth rate
Pupa - 9 days