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Lophocampa maculata - Development Sequence and observations - Lophocampa maculata

Lophocampa maculata - Development Sequence and observations - Lophocampa maculata
Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
July 15, 2011
07-09-11: Mom produced 154 eggs in 6 clusters. The first cluster was produced the morning of 07-07. It had about 20 eggs. I decided to keep Mom in the bag another two days, and a lot more eggs followed. I kept the smallest cluster of 9 eggs, which I believe were deposited on the morning of the 9th, just before I released Mom. All eggs look normal.

07-12-11: The eggs have not changed much. Not sure, but there might be a slight darkening.

07-14-11: The eggs are very noticeable dark, a charcoal color with blackish internal mottling; presumably, the cats forming.

07-15-11: The little black mottlings are now blackish spheres within the eggs.

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