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collected by Todd L. Stout - August 2, 2007 - Goodenough Creek, 4.6
miles West of McCammon, Bannock County, Idaho. Of 16 eggs, 12
August 20, 2007. Larva #1 was not placed in diapause for three weeks,
but the others were. #1 began feeding September 17, 2007.
It molted to 2nd instar on September 26, 2007
1 7/8 - 2 11/16 "
Brown with prominent
nearly equal eyespots in the forewing
submargin in Rs-M1 and in Cu1-Cu2 and may or may not have paler
areas surrounding the eyespots.(This one has a hint of an orange wash
about half way around the eyespots) Females
may also have an eyespot at the anal angle of the hindwing,
larger and more developed forewing eyespots and may be paler
and female may have up to 6 eyespots on the ventral
hindwing which are ringed with yellow. Postmedian dark
band on forewing goes up further than the top eyespot.
They can be
found in grasslands, open woodlands and at edges of
woods up to 10,500 feet
Univoltine in the north
bi or multivoltine in the south.
Hibernation is as first instar larvae.
This one was started on Bluegrass.