Closeup of Tip of Abdomen
Details - ©Nicky Davis
Ken Hansen located female 19 June 2011 on host Castilleja sp., 14.3 miles North of Junction
of Highway 20 and Highway 1, Mendocino County, California.
Spent twenty-two days after hibernation
as larvae. Overwintered as third instars. Took out of hibernation 5
May 2012 - Reared using only 10-11 hours of light and kept as cool as possible
(60 degrees in my basement at night for 13-14 hours) to try to keep them
Molted to Fourth Instar
on 13 May 2012
Molted to Fifth Instar
on 17 May 2012 ?
Pupa: Nine days as pupa - #1 formed pupa
27 May 2012 and adult emerged 5 June 2012
Hibernation: Overwinter as larvae