|#6 Male emerging from pupal shell
October 25, 2010
Male against a light background shows only
a hint of a dark check on
the fringe of the
female shows a more distinct dark check.
Close-up of antennae
Close-up of head and legs
Close-up of wing
Details - ©Nicky Davis
Stout located female on 14 September
2010 by the Verde River, Cottonwood City, Yavapai County, Arizona,
elevation of 3300 feet
Reared and photographed by Nicky Davis.
female oviposited on host plant, Thymophylla
pentachaeta/Dyssodia pentachaeta - Fetid Marigold/ Five-needle
Prickly-leaf, and on the screen of the container
which was set under the dappled sunlight of an Aspen.
days - One
pupa was formed on a flower stem and one on a calyx. I put
brown paper towel strips on some flowers. Some of the larvae
used the paper as the surface to form pupae. The pupae were kept
24x7 light. I did not mist these daily because Jack Harry told me
that members of the sub-family Coliadinae preferred a somewhat dry environment
in the lab.