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Ovum: I received 5 eggs but with no information on the day they were laid or the location.
Larva: When three hatched 28 July 2012 they were placed on Ponderosa Pine, then a fir, then a maple, and a Scrub Oak. After not seeing them feed on any of the plants, I put them each on a Scrub Oak leaf with nothing else to eat for the night. In the morning they had fed on the oak. The other three hatchlings were also placed on oak and they also fed on it. They were first instars for five days or until 2 August 2012.
They molted to third instar on 6 August 2012 or four days.
Three larvae were given back to John Richards to rear since his hatchlings had refused to eat. The remaining two molted to fourth instar on 11 August 2012 which was five days as third instars. Note that this larva has red spikes on its head and tail but no black tips on the red spikes as it had as third instar. Also #2 fourth instar also has just red spikes.
#1 molted to fifth instar at 8 P.M. 21 August which was 11 days spent as fourth instar. On August 25 it was 60 mm long.
Larvae: 50 days as larvae
Hibernation: Pupae hibernate - They took 40- 41 days to emerge from the date they were taken out of hibernation.
Host Plants : They used Quercus gambelii - Common names used are Gambel oak, scrub oak, Rocky Mountain
white oak and Utah white oak
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