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Photo#58267
Callosamia promethea - female

Callosamia promethea - Female
Denison University Biological Reserve, Licking County, Ohio, USA
June 17, 2006

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Callosamia promethea - male - female Callosamia promethea - male - female Third instar - Callosamia promethea Fourth instar - Callosamia promethea First and fourth instars - Callosamia promethea Second instar - Callosamia promethea Building a cocoon - Callosamia promethea Callosamia promethea - female Callosamia promethea - female First instar - Callosamia promethea

Wow! Great series!
So, they spend 11 months in the pupa? What a strange life cycle!

 
Yeah, they spend all fall, wi
Yeah, they spend all fall, winter, and most of spring in their cocoons. In truth, the caterpillars in this series might have hatched in May, because as coccoons two different batches got mixed together and I gave some away. The second group of 'pillars (shown in photo #4) didn't spin coccoons until August, so it's entirely possible that this girl only spent 10 months in her coccoon. Sorry for any data fudging that might have occurred here, but I still think the series provides a good representation of the species.

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