Erynnis pacuvius lilius
Photo Life History: Erynnis pacuvius lilius
Host Plants: Ceanothus velutinus
Suitable Lab Host Plants: Ceanothus spp.
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Methods of Female Oviposition:
How to Find Eggs:
How to Hatch Eggs: Consolidate eggs into one container
How to Find Caterpillars in the Field: Look for Skipper Nests. Larvae are not too difficult to find host plant when adult flights have been strong.
Larva to Pupa: Larva Changes Color prior to hibernating as a larva. It will pupate and emerge the next spring.
How to Find Pupae in the Field: Look for Skipper Nests. Larvae will sometimes pupate in their nests.
Number of Broods per Year: 1
Overwintering Stage: Mature Fifth Instar Larva
Avoiding Diapause Techniques:
Disease Prevention: Change out host plant and remove frass every four or five days.
Emergence: Emergence Container
Field Notes: Population numbers can fluctuate in the Northern Utah Wasatch Range.