Northwestern Fritillary (wasatchia)
Speyeria hesperis wasatchia

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Ovum from female located 22 July 2013, elevation 9088
Oviposited 23 July 2013

First Instar - Began emerging 2 August 2013 - 1 1/2 mm
first instar

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
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.

On 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.

Host Plant
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