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Chrysomelidae, Clytrini eggs

Chrysomelidae, Clytrini eggs
Sand Cherry Prairie, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
June 20, 2011
These look like the little pine cone eggs of Clytrini but I'd like a confirmation. Also, just as important, how do I figure out what to feed the larvae if they emerge? The eggs are on a dead piece of plant from a sandy hill prairie.

Alas, on 7/1/11 wasps had emerged. On 7/3/11 I found 3 yellow larvae dead in the bottom of the jar.

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Moved from ID Request.

I agree with Clytrini...
I think the larvae are likely to be detritivores and may live in ant nests, so... I don't know, I guess you'll have to experiment! Maybe give them some soil and leaf litter and see what happens.

 
Thanks,
A lot of this is trial and error. I just hate the error part.

 
hosts/associates of two Iowan Clytrini beetles
MJ, The following two spp. are recorded on BG for Iowa:

Babia quadriguttata has been asso. w/ a wide range of mostly woody plants including: Yucca, Rhus, Asclepias, Acacia, Amorpha, Cercis, Desmodium, Robinia, Quercus, Carya, Juglans, "but actual feeding was not observed." (1)

Anomoea laticlavia "is normally asso. w/ Fabaceae." In addition, "larvae have been reared to adulthood on a mixture containing dead leaves of Cornus ... Ulmus ... Quercus" (1)

Hope this helps... Mike

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