Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coniontis pupa!

I have been trying to pupate some of my Coniontis sp larva, and I have had success! They seem to pupate readily in small containers filled with moist, not wet, compressed coconut fiber. They dig to the bottom, make a pupal cell, and pupate a few weeks later. The pupa are unusually quite hairy. Here are some pics!

Pre-pupa larva in its pupal cell.



















I removed this pupa from its cell to get good pictures of it, I have it on a thin layer of moist coconut fiber. Dorsal view.

















Pupa, ventral view.




































I can't wait to see some adults! That's it for today guys, hope you enjoyed! :)

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