oviposited on 20 September 2010
instar hatched 25 September 2010
These liked to stay right together up to the
day they walked off
to pupate - Photo on the same day
Top larva molted to second
instar 12:44 P.M. 28 September 2010
Second instar on 30 September
Second instar set to molt to third instar
3 October 2010
3 October 2010
Molted toFourth Instar at 10 P.M. 7 October, 2010
Photo on 8 October
Molted to Fifth Instar before 7 A.M. on 11 October
Photo at 9:30
A.M. 11 October 2010
Fifth instars on 19 October - 42 mm long
50 mm on 20 October, then shortened to
45 mm before walking off plant
#1 A bit more brown than black 7:45 A.M. 24
#1 on 24 October 2010 - Slightly lighter color
at 9:30 A.M.
Purged liquid and walked off plant at 3 P.M.
to find a suitable place
to form a pupa.
|#1 Pupa was formed on dark
gray/brown cardboard before 8 A.M. 27 October 2010
#2 Pupa formed on
cardboard about 2:45
P.M. 27 October 2010
green Battus philenor
on the stem of Aristolochia
Reared by Jacque
Details - ©Nicky Davis
Todd Stout located female 16 September 2010 at
Pima Canyon, Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona
Elevation 2900 feet
of larvae and ova on Aristolochia durior, Pipevine, the
photos taken of #1 and #2 Pupa that formed on 27 October
a dark gray cardboard
tube (toilet paper roll) with brown paper towel over each end and
placed in a plastic tub that held both ends securely together.
green pupa was reared by Jacque
Wolfe. It formed the pupa on
a stem of the host plant.
Ovum: 5 days
Larva: 29 to 30 days between the day they hatched and the day
they purged liquid and walked off plant to pupate.
pupae developed and butterflies emerged in the fall of 2010,
hibernated and emerged after bring them back out of the fridge in the
first week of February 2012.
Broods: 3 to 4
Hibernation: They overwinter as pupae