Ovum from female located
22 July 2013, elevation 9088
Oviposited 23 July 2013
First Instar - Began emerging 2 August 2013 - 1 1/2 mm
Details - ©Nicky
Les and Nicky
Davis located female at Guardsman Pass 9088 feet - 22 July 2013
Elevation 9088 feet, 111.33.999 N., 40.36.586 W
On 23 July 2013 after the female nectared on some honey water, she was
placed inside a paper lunch bag containing a few dried violet stems and
leaves. She oviposited 64 ova on the paper. She didn't use the
dried violets but the aroma of the host plant in the bag is said
to be necessary. She was taken out of the bag two or three
times during the day and placed on a
paper towel with honey water poured onto it so she could nectar. A
plastic container was placed over her and the honey water so she
wouldn't fly off.
24 July 2013 she again nectared on honey water and
oviposited in the paper bag.
Ova was placed on chiffon in cello cups perforated with pin holes to
ventilate and misted daily to increase humidity.
On 2 August 2013 larvae began to emerge - About 10 days as ova
Larvae misted from once a day or every other day. Temperature
75-80 Degrees and 30-40 % relative humidity.