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females at Strawberry
Reservoir, Wasatch County, Utah on June 24, 2008.
40.09.85, W. 111.11.517
eggs on June 25th and the larvae hatched on June 30,
2008. These normally hibernate as 2nd instar
after turning brown per James A. Scott's Butterflies of North
America. I reared them under 24x7 room light by an east facing
window, changed to fresh host plant daily and some of these went
straight through to adult butterflies.
began ovipositing on June 25th using the lupine from Strawberry
Reservoir. (5 days as ova)
hatched June 30th, photo taken on July 2, 2008. Larvae fed
on lupine from Strawberry Reservoir 23 to 26 days before pupating. (5
days as first instar)
to 2nd instar
on July 5th, photo taken on July 6th (3 days as second instar)
to 3rd instar on July 8th, Left photo taken on July 11th,
right photo on July 13th (6-7 days as third instar)
to 4th and last instars on July 14th and 15th photo (7 days as
emerged from pupae after about 10 days.
in Wasatch Co. would make
The borderline between pembina and fulla (ardea) is real fuzzy-
basically, a 1500 or 2000' chunk of real estate between the
deserts and mountain habitats..."
unknown species from