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Is this a Penthesilea sacculalis?  - Penthesilea

Is this a Penthesilea sacculalis? - Penthesilea
Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
February 1, 2010
Size: 7mm
I found these caterpillars boring in Stachytarpheta jamaicensis. Younger ones were nearly clear looking and as they aged they became almost purplish. I attempted to rear them, I began with five and in the end only one emerged from pupa and didn't survive unfortunately. I've posted photos of the other stages as well.

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Is this a Penthesilea sacculalis?  - Penthesilea Is this a Penthesilea sacculalis?  - Penthesilea

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I am assuming these are all the same species.

Dates
several of the different stages have the same date, is that correct?

 
no, I'll fix it. They're not the same individual
I began with several caterpillars, ended up with two pupa and one only emerged.

 
Linking
is reserved for images of the same individual insect, not same species, just one bug. Please correct that, too.

 
i unlinked them
is there a way the relink the ones that are the same without deleting and reposting?

 
Yes
click on the help tab above and you will see info on tagging and linking images

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