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Nameless Pinion larva 5th Instar - Lithophane innominata

Nameless Pinion larva 5th Instar - Lithophane innominata
Hidden Corners Sanctuary, Town of Baileys Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
May 30, 2006
Female laid eggs April 24, 2006; eggs hatched April 30, 2006. Fed larvae Willow (Salix) and Balsam Fir (Abies). This appeared to be the last instar. After I took this photo, the larvae stopped eating and dropped to the bottom of the jar. They never pupated, just seemed to dry up. They look pretty dead, so I doubt that they are going to miraculously come to life and pupate. Has anyone had experience with rearing the larvae of this species?

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Nameless Pinion female - Lithophane innominata - female Nameless Pinion larva (dark form) - Lithophane innominata Nameless Pinion larva (green form) - Lithophane innominata Nameless Pinion larva 5th Instar - Lithophane innominata

Soil?
This species may naturally burrow in soil to pupate in nature. They may have desiccated from lack of humidity/moisture. I know this was in 2006 but in the future if you raise moths provide slightly moist soil, peat, or cocofiber substrate for the larvae to burrow in if they want to.

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Moved from Pinions.

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