Details - ©Nicky Davis
Jack L. Harry, Les and Nicky Davis
located females at Strawberry
Reservoir June 24, 2008.
Elevation 7709 feet
Coordinates North 40.09.85, West 111.11.517
Oviposited June 25-27, 2008 some on lathyrus lanswardi but mainly Astragalus cicer.
Eclosed in three to four days and were set on Astragalus cicer
to feed. Although they were kept in light 24x7,
they all hibernated as third instar. They were put in a
refrigerator July 23, 2008 at about 40 degrees and after a couple of
months were transferred to a refrigerator at 32 F.. On May 8,
2009 the third instars were taken out and placed on Astragalus cicer
where they began feeding again. May
14th they molted to fourth instar. On May 18, 2009 they
molted to fifth instar.
Photos of First through Third Instar in 2008 and the last two
instars in 2009.
as ovum = 4 days
Larva= about twelve days in 2008 and about 18 days in 2009
Pupa = 7 - 8 days