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larva    - Alypia mariposa

larva - Alypia mariposa
Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, USA
May 29, 2016
found on clarkia on cattle ranch


Hannah wrote an article on raising caterpillars

Moved from ID Request.

We've been staring at this one off and on for four years!

Keep hoping we'll stumble onto something, but not yet. We may have to wait for Wagner's next book! What a beauty. Maybe next time you can try to raise it. Any images you can add from other perspectives?
Alypia ridingsii feeds on Clarkia???

will check out on other views
will check out on other views

Have had mixed results raising moths, some need to burrow in the ground to pupate not sure what kind of soil would work for that, moisture content and all that!

Thanks i keep telling my friend to raise them
lots of moths burrow into the ground its hard to get the right conditions of moisture and temp for them?