Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA February 1, 2010 Size: 2.5 mm "nose to butt"
And - check it out! - I successfully reared one to adulthood. I was completely shocked when I looked in the container yesterday and saw something flying around.
I was really lazy about it - put them in a small clean yogurt container with just a bit of water, and into that sprinkled a bit of Fleischman's active yeast and scraped off some dust crumbles from a piece of dry dog food, then covered it with plastic wrap, poked holes in that, put it on a table and all but forgot about it.
Adult #1, dorsal view.
*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.
Contributed by Ashley Bradford on 2 February, 2010 - 6:46pm Last updated 22 July, 2011 - 6:16pm
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