Lupine Blue
Plebejus lupini lutzi
Male Eclosure

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Pupa Just  Opened - 11:34:21 A.M. August 17, 2008
pupa opening

Male Pushing the Pupa Open With His Legs - 11:35:48 A.M. August 17, 2008

Male Had Trouble Shedding The Pupa Shell - 11:39:22 A.M.   August 17, 2008

With a Little of My Help He Finally Shed Most of the Pupa Shell
11:40:28 A.M. August 17, 2008

Inflating Wings

Inflating Wings

Inflating Wings

Inflating Wings

Drying Wings

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Photos of  Male Eclosure - Nicky Davis reared from the females located by Todd Stout  July 12, 2008, .4 miles SW  Bountiful Peak, west side of Wasatch Mountains, Davis County, Utah
elevation 8900 feet

Oviposited August 15, 2008 and hatched in about  five days.

First Instar emerged  July 20, 2008 ( 9 days as  first instar)
Molted to Second Instar  July 29, 2008 ( 2-3 days as second instar)
Molted to Third Instar  July 31, 2008 (3-4 days as third instar)
Molted to Fourth Instar August 3-4, 2008 -
New fourth instars were about  1/2" long
(3-4 days as fourth instar)
Walked off plant and went to prepupae  August 7, 2008 changed from blue-green to yellow (2 days as prepupae)-
Formed Pupae August 9-11, 2008 (~8 days as pupae)
Adult emerged after about  8 days.

Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Eriogonum heracleoides

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