Pholisora catullus – Common Sootywing

6/8/2012 - Common Sootywing egg on Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium)


7/17/2012 - The typical leaf shelter of an early instar caterpillar


7/17/12  Eggs and a leaf shelter on Lamb's Quarters


7/17/2012 - 1st instar caterpillar


7/17/2012  Typical shelter of a later instar caterpillar


8/1/2012  Caterpillar ready to pupate,  spinning a shelter for the pupa


8/5/2012 - I opened up  the spun shelter to see the pupa


8/9/2012 - Just emerged




ready to go!


Betsy Higgins
Western Massachusetts

edited by Marcie O'Connor


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