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Diomus Terminatus life cycle - Diomus terminatus

Diomus Terminatus life cycle - Diomus terminatus
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
August 5, 2016
Several of these are on my Asclepias curassavica, possibly feeding on the numerous Aphis nerii.

ID supported by the fact that the adult's postcoxal line reaches the posterior edge of the first abdominal segment and isn't recurved.

It pupated around Aug. 8 and emerged on Aug. 12.

Other D. terminatus larva and pupa images online:

Flickr page of the La. State Arthropod Museum:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12666884@N00/11596961875/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12666884@N00/11597257154/in/photostream/

2003 master's thesis by Karin Majkin Hallborg (p. 18):
etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0002842/hallborg_k.pdf (PDF)

First BG life cycle of this species.

Images of this individual: tag all
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great series!
but I'd suggest changing the date to the photocapture date for each image.

I was in Houston a week ago for an Astros game (my 12th MLB stadium! :)

 
Agreed
Thanks for posting these larvae!

 
Thanks
I fixed the image dates and added a remark about the approximate dates of actual pupation and emergence.

Congratulations on adding a new MLB stadium. Hope the 'stros won!

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