Atlides halesus corcorani
Photo Life History: Atlides halesus corcorani
Suitable Lab Host Plants: Many species of mistletoe will serve as suitable lab hosts.
How to Care for Live Female Butterflies: Click here.
How to Find Eggs: Not generally productive.
How to Find Caterpillars in the Field: Not generally productive. The key is to obtain eggs from females.
Larva to Pupa:
How to Find Pupae in the Field:
Number of Broods per Year: 1-3
Overwintering Stage: Pupa
Post-Hibernation Strategies: Pupae will hatch when exposed to warmer temperatures.
Avoiding Diapause Techniques: Healthy Host Plant.
Disease Prevention: Change out host plant and remove frass every day in closed container. Change out host plant and remove frass every four to five days in open terrarium.
Emergence: Emergence Container
Field Notes: See Clark Thompson's slide show for this and other helpful hints on rearing this butterfly.