Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1548545
wormlion - Vermileo opacus

wormlion - Vermileo opacus
Chalk Bluff Road, near Pleasant Valley Owens River Campground, Inyo County, California, USA
April 15, 2018
Size: 5mm
Pupa of a Vermileo collected as a larva on August 8, 2017. The larva ate regularly (ants and occasionally other insects) during August, September, and October. It ate next on December 15, then never ate again. I don't know what day it pupated since it happened under the soil. I do know it was a pupa on April 5, 2018, because I dug it up that day to check on it. On April 15, 2018, the pupa came up out of the soil (this photo). The adult emerged the following day.

Images of this individual: tag all
wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus wormlion - Vermileo opacus - female wormlion - Vermileo opacus - female wormlion - Vermileo opacus - female