Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius) life history
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius) Life History



First instar

Second instar

Third instar

Fourth instar

Fifth instar


Fresh adult Fawn-spotted Skipper, ventral view

Eggs for this study were obtained from a female confined in June, 2014. Larval development was typical of grass skippers: the caterpillars were slow moving and slow growing. They made shelters of single blades of grass in all instars. Facial coloration varied significantly, especially in the fourth instar.  


Face of fifth-instar
Fawn-spotted Skipper

The Fawn-spotted Skippers of this study took approximately 5 weeks to mature from egg to adult.

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