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Larvae from MD - Periclista

Larvae from MD - Periclista
Rocky Gap State Park, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
May 6, 2010
Size: 13-14 mm
I brought these larvae from Maryland. They ran out of food after a few days so I decided to try some local red oak (not the same species, I am sure). They welcomed the new diet and started chomping away, all but two of them that remained still for hours. I shouldn't have worried about their health; they began to wiggle and stepped out of their skins. The next day I found a few more exuvia and the little beasties have been growing all along. They are now 13-14 mm.

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Moved
Moved from Blennocampinae.

Moved
Moved from Sawflies, Horntails, and Wood Wasps.

Oh, it sounds more complicated than I expected, but I will try.

Tenthredinidae, Blennocampinae
Periclista sp. Larvae feed on various oaks. Very difficult to rear. They form cells in the soil to pupate, so you would need some sand or soil in the container. Keep them for a year and hope that some adults emerge at this same time next year.

 
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Only one survived so far. I followed your instructions; we'll see. Read the comments on the newly posted image, please.

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