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Life cycle of a White-tipped Black: first instar - Melanchroia chephise

Life cycle of a White-tipped Black: first instar - Melanchroia chephise
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
May 23, 2009
Just hours old and less than 2 mm in length, this little larva holds a silk thread from it's head to the leaf. It continued to do this through all instars.

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