Got one!

I finally got an Acronita at my blacklight – a big female Acronicta lobeliae! As you can imagine I was SO EXCITED – I recognized the “dagger” markings characteristic of many Acronicta species right away.

Here she is in a container with a little bit of tissue soaked in sugar water. I watched her sip on the sugary mix, so she should survive for a little while. No eggs from her yet, hopefully will get some from her soon. I am raising some A. lobeliae caterpillars but only a few are thriving, so I’d really like to get some more from this girl.

Posted on May 30, 2011, in Acronicta, Acronictinae, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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