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Anatis pupa, day 9 - Anatis labiculata

Anatis pupa, day 9 - Anatis labiculata
Manayunk, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 22, 2012
Size: 8mm
The larva pupated on day 5; so it was a 4th instar larva the whole time I had it. I didn't take a picture of the prepupa because I didn't want to disturb it. Even the pupa reacts to disturbance - I accidentally touched it while picking up the leaf for this photo, and it began to vigorously snap up and down. The snapping continued through the 5-minute photo session and it was still going, although not as quickly, when I returned it to the container.

I anticipate that the adult beetle will be about the same length as the pupa, 8 mm. It's about half the length that the larva was at its maximum size.

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