Prepupa & Pupa
Hodges # 7823
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LARVAE FEMALE & MALE
After eight days as fifth instar,
#1 changed color and walked off plant
seeking a suitable spot to pupate 25 June 2011
Prepupa that burrowed into the sand .
I took off the wood shavings and poured off the sand to check on it.
This is the underside that shows how it formed a cocoon over itself.
Prepupa that burrowed into sand and formed cocoon
Prepupa in cocoon made by burrowing into sand.
Can you see it?
PHOTO DETAILS - ŠNicky Davis
John Richards used a light trap to locate female 21 May 2011 at Catalina State Park, Near Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Ovum: About 10 days to hatch, 1.5 mm, slightly oblique in shape with central dimple on top. They are slightly yellowish-cream color and were oviposited in groups on a paper sack for four days.
Larva: These fed from 27 - 30 days before pupating. Maximum length was 70 mm , some were blue-ish and other more green.
Two pre-pupae were placed in individual plastic containers that were 4.5 inch diameter- three inch high with recycled brown paper toweling lining the inside like a bowl and the same paper across the top and also the plastic lid.
One pre-pupa was in the same set-up but with wood shavings added.
Two pre-pupae were placed in the same paper lined container but was half filled with fine sand from a pet supply store with wood shavings added over the sand to nearly fill the container. These pupae burrowed into the sand going against the bottom of the container.
Pupa: Three days after walking off plant and changing color, they pupated
Hibernation: Overwinters as
Quaking Aspen, Salicaceae pupulus tremuloides
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