Photo Life History: Staphylus hayhurstii
Host Plants: Chenopodium album
Suitable Lab Host Plants:
Caring for Live Female Butterflies: Nectaring techniques
How to Find Eggs:
How to Hatch Eggs: Consolidate eggs into one container.
How to Find Caterpillars in the Field: Look for Skipper Nests;
Larva to Pupa: Larva Changes Color before hibernating as mature last instar caterpillar or pupating.
How to Find Pupae in the Field:
Number of Broods per Year: 1-4; depending upon location.
Overwintering Stage: Mature Fifth Instar Larva.
Post-Hibernation Strategies: Expose post-diapause larvae to humidity. Larvae will then pupate and emerge.
Avoiding Diapause Techniques: Healthy Host Plant.
Disease Prevention: Change out host plant and remove frass every four to five days using the open terrarium technique.
Emergence: Emergence Container
Field Notes: Larvae refuse Chenopodium capitatum in the lab.