Breeding: Lycaena phlaeas

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Breeding: Lycaena phlaeas

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Bred in 2015. Its pretty widespread and common in Norway. In the south it usually flies in two generations. In the north it usually flies in only one generation. The northern populations is by some regarded as its own ssp. polaris. The larva feed on Rumex spp. I used R.longifolius and R.acetosa
Lifecycle information: The whole lifecycle from egg to imago was about 6 weeks
Eggs used 6-7 days to hatch
Larval stages lasted 17-20 days
Pupal stages lasted 12-16 days
Difficulty rating based on % of individuals gotten through to imago(1=hard, 5=easy): 5/5

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L2
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L3
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L4
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Pupa
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Imago
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A few more high res pictures can be found HERE
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