PHOTO DETAILS - ŠNicky
Ova: Ova received 28 May 2013, and larvae emerged
6 June 2013.
given willow and poplar but did not eat
either of these plants. They were then given Choke
Cherry - Prunus
virginiana and they did begin to eat
those leaves. I was given five of the larvae 12 June
2013 and I continued feeding them Choke Cherry.
They are orange/brown with spikes that are dark at
the tips. They feed gregariously or as a
group at this stage and prefer to rest and feed
underneath the leaves.
Second Instars - Molted to second instars. on 16
Instars - eight days as second instars
Third Instars - They walked off leaf and moved to
a new one to molt. They molted to
third instars 24 June 2013
Third Instars - On 27 June 2013, the largest larva
has stripes and is 15 mm long.
Third Instars - Seven days as third instars.
Fourth Instars - On 29 June they all walked off
the leaf they were eating and went to a new leaf
to molt. On 1 July 2013 they molted to
Fourth Instars - 5 July, 2013 - Moved to a new
leaf and silked the end of the new leaf up to the
Fifth Instars - 7 July 2013 - Molted to 5th
instars on 7 July 2013. They are 27-28 mm
long on the 7th. The largest went to the back of
the leaf alone. They appear to be splitting up the
group now that they are fifth instars.
Fifth Instars - 9 July 2013 - Photos of #1
and #2 - 40 mm long.
Sixth Instars- 15 July 2013 - Photos of #2 -
55 mm long.
Cocoon - #1 spun cocoon on 25 July 2013, 49 days
after emerging from ovum.
On 5 August 2013 one pupa
was cut from its cocoon to photograph then
replaced in pupa and wrapped in a paper
towel to hibernate.
as pupa in a cocoon
Larvae: 49-51 days
Hibernation: Pupae hibernate