Good morning!

I caught a female Acronicta increta last night. Well, she *could* be A. increta, the whole oak-feeder complex is very convoluted. So far, though, her eggs are wide and increta-like as far as I can tell.

Oh, and remember the Acronicta morula from yesterday? I just checked on her.

At least one batch of eggs hatched last night, and I’ve got a lot of early instars to take care of. I now have five batches of eggs at various stages of development. Some caterpillars are pupating, including my A. americana which I will write a post about soon.

It’s going to be a busy day in the lab!

Posted on July 8, 2011, in Acronictinae, Invertebrates, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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