out of pupa -
June 8, 2009
Male on the Wing at Guardsman Pass
16 July 2015
Male Eclosure - June 8,
July 16, 2007.
Guardsman Pass, Salt Lake County,
Utah. Ova laid July 17, 2007. After
a few days these were
put into the refrigerator to hibernate.
They were kept fresh by
keeping them taped to the side of a clay pot
with a sauce cup full of
water in the bottom. The clay pot was then
placed in a plastic bowl
with a lid on but opened at one side for
circulation. They were
checked every other week in attempt to keep them
hydrated but not so
damp that they would mold.
method did not
work and none of the ova eclosed.
In the summer of 2008, I
located another female and again over
wintered the ova. This time I put them
into a chiffon hammock
hanging inside a solo cup pierced with a needle
on every surface.
The solo cup was then put inside another plastic
container that had
other hibernating insects in it. It
had two holes in
it to provide some ventilation and two open solo
cups full of water for
hydration. The temperature was gradually
brought down to
freezing. This method worked and most of
the ova hatched.
Eggs were removed from hibernation 6 May 2009
and when they hatched, 8
May 2009, they were placed on a bouquet
heracleoides. They did well on this plant
and went on through to
pupa, then butterflies.
Ova: overwinter as ova
Larvae: 22-24 days ( 4 days as first instar,
4 days as second
instar, 3-5 days as third instar, 6-9
days as fourth
Pupae: 9-10 days