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Les and Nicky Davis located
females July 27, 2008, along the road to Mirror Lake, about
mm 27, Summit County, Utah.
Elevation 10,349 feet
N 40.40.881, W 110.55.165
Photos of Male Eclosure
Females oviposited July
31st on the buds
and flowers of Clover, Trifolium, unknown sp. The
ova took three to four days to
develop and the larvae to hatch.
The larvae were fed on the
flower blossoms of
Trifolium pratense , Red Clover. They fed from 23
to 25 days and then either walked off the plant looking for a suitable
place to pupate or they pupated directly on a blossom. When the
larvae are small they get inside the blossoms and are very difficult to
locate and move to a fresh blossom. When I couldn't find them, I
put the blossom into a cello cup with the lid on and then
waited. Many of them eventually crawled out and were located when
the blossoms dried out. However, many were never located.
Room lights were left on 24x7.
First Instar - 5 days
Second Instar - 6 days
Third Instar - 7 days
Fourth Instar - 5 days
Prepupa - 2 days
These pupae developed for an average of 7 days, then the adult
be us see pee O lus