New 5th instar,
March 29, 2008
New 5th instar on March 29, 2008
5th instar on March 31, 2008
5th instar on April 1, 2008
#2 Young 5th instar A. cethura mojavensis
Mature A. cethura mojavensis 5th instar
Plant - Descurainia pinnata - seed pods
and Other Details
Larva #1 Photos showing color change in a 5th instar larva.
Larva walked off plant tofind place to pupate on April 2, 2008.
Pupa #1 formed on the 3rd of April 2008
Male Pima #2 information
male A. cethura mojavensis butterfly
pupa was in diapause (hibernation) for 3 years awaiting perfect
conditions for emergence to insure survival of it's species in it's
location and date
Stout who extracted the ova Mar 15, 2003 at an elevation of 3300 feet,
1.8 road miles North of St. George, on East side of Utah Highway 18,
Washington County, Utah.
Left, Pupa showing eye and
wing development -February 17, 2006 -1:17
Right, Pupa - top view -February 17, 2006- 1:17 P.M.
2. Left, Pupa showing more color - February 18, 2006- 8:34
2. Right, Pupa - Top view - February 18, 2006 - February
18, 2006-8:34 A.M.
3. Left, Pupa development shows a darker color just below the
girdle , February 18, 2006 - 6:25 P.M.
3. Right, Top view of pupa which shows a darkening just below the
18, 2006 - 6:25 P.M.
4. Center, Pupa development about 40 minutes prior to
eclosion, February 19, 2006 - 7:50:55 A.M.
Canon D20 - 100mm lens - M-
ISO 100 - 1/250 - F18 - Onboard Flash, exposure +1 -
1. Young 5th instar larva
2. Mature 5th instar larva
1. Close-up of Western Tansy
Mustard, Descurainia pinnata
2. left, Western Tansy Mustard, Descurainia
- 2. right, Caulanthus lasiophyllum var. utahensis
3. Streptanthella longirostris
1. Male and female A. cethura mojavensis specimen photos -
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