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


Egg

Neonate
            

First instar
            

Second instar
     

Third instar
     

Fourth instar
     

Fifth instar
     

Chrysalis
     

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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