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Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae

Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae
Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
June 21, 2013
Size: Egg Diameter ~ 2-3 mm
I was surprised to find this moth laid 10-12 eggs, five of which I show in this photograph. I'll keep the eggs, with the intention of photographing (and then releasing) emerging larvae. ;-)

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did you see the rearing series

 
Good question!
Just the reverse! I watched the female laying these eggs. I'm hoping they'll hatch so I can film the larvae, but because I've no intention of rearing Carpenterworm moths I'll release the larvae after filming. ;-)

PS. I did rear a Little Virgin Tiger Moth and a Clandestine Dart from caterpillars this summer! ;-)

PPS. I see now that I misread your question! Yes, that's a great series of photos! Thanks for sharing!

 
where would you release these?
i'm learning about these guys, with the intention of rearing some miacora perplexa which according to wagner he rears all cossids on carrots! I was thinking id use corn like the series..just don't rear any of those millers from wy! hahahaha theres plenty of them.

 
Interesting...
I may give rearing a serious look down-the-road, but I've too little time for it just now. ;-)

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