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Adult pyrochroid! - Schizotus cervicalis - male

Adult pyrochroid! - Schizotus cervicalis - Male
Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
March 11, 2006
Adult pyrochroids I've reared don't live long and seem uninterested in food. If you have only a week or so of adult life and need to find and lick a blister beetle, then find and woo a female, you need the chemical sensors to get the job done quickly. This male's big frondy antennae were vibrating rapidly almost contantly, sampling the air, and I wasted a lot of digital film trying to get them in focus as a result. Finally he cooperated.

Images of this individual: tag all
larva/pupa - Schizotus cervicalis larva/pupa - Schizotus cervicalis larva/pupa - Schizotus cervicalis pupa nearing emergence - Schizotus cervicalis Adult pyrochroid! - Schizotus cervicalis Adult pyrochroid! - Schizotus cervicalis Adult pyrochroid! - Schizotus cervicalis - male

Dates?
Do you have the actual dates for these images. If the larva was found in March, when did it pupate and eclose? I have some Pyrochoroid larvae and want to know.

 
How lazy of me!
I see that I posted the adult images on March 26 so pupal phase had to be less than two weeks. In fact, the first pupal image was posted Mar. 19 and the last pupal image was posted Mar. 23, so it could have been as short as one week.

Nice shot
of those big antennae Jim!!!

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