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Ipimorpha pleonectusa

Ipimorpha pleonectusa
Pine Brook, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
Size: ~ 25 mm
Here (both) May 11 final instar at about 25 mm. Reared on trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) from eggs obtained from light-captured August 1, 2008 female. Hatching April 24, 2009. Huge silk producers. Crop regurgitant appeared to rapidly soften paper!

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