Breeding: Favonius quercus

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Breeding: Favonius quercus

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Bred in 2020 from eggs found in the field on the hostplant Quercus petraea. This species is widespread along the coastal areas in southeastern Norway. Its usually easier to look for eggs, than to find the adults.
Lifecycle information: The eggs hibernate. I found the eggs 1st of April, and they hatched on the 22nd of April. The total lifecycle from egg to imago was about 9 weeks.
Larval stages lasted 20-24 days
Pupal stages lasted 17-21 days
Difficulty rating based on % of individuals gotten through to imago(1=hard, 5=easy): 4/5

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L1
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L2
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L3
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L4
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Pupa
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A few more high res pictures over HERE
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Re: Breeding: Favonius quercus

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Thanks for sharing your amazing photos and info!
I'm curious, what do you do with the adult specimens?
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Re: Breeding: Favonius quercus

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Cabintom wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:36 am I'm curious, what do you do with the adult specimens?
I keep a few specimens for my collection. The rest i release back into nature. Ofc there are some exceptions, like the northern species i've bred. For practical and economical reasons i cant rly go back to the north every year to release them, so i kept all the specimens for my collection.
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