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egg mass - Apotolype brevicrista

egg mass - Apotolype brevicrista
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Placed two unsexed moths (this one and another not pictured) in a brown bag overnight. Eggs laid in a dozen lines 2-4 cm long covered in abdominal scales. Roughly one hundred larvae emerged 4/5/12.

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egg mass - Apotolype brevicrista Larvae - Day 1 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 2 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 9 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 14 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 16 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 20 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 20 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 24 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 32 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 32 - Apotolype brevicrista Larva - Day 37 - Apotolype brevicrista Pupa - Day 37 - Apotolype brevicrista Newly emerged adult - Day 56 - Apotolype brevicrista

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When were the eggs laid?
Interesting series. I hope that you get the adults, although the life cycle looks rather complete as is since you have the parent.

 
Thanks, Beatriz
We'll keep an eye on the pupa and hope to get an adult to pin for the record. These eggs were laid overnight so the date would be 7 March. Larvae emerged on 5 April. As soon as the last larva pupates I'll write up a summary of the entire rearing to post with each photo.

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