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Speckled Wood rearing sequence

Observed: 30th April 2005 By: DavidHowdon
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Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  ovum
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo: larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  larva
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo: fresh pupa
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo: fresh pupa
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo: pupa (not long before eclosure)
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo:  pupal exuvia
Eggs laid by 1614 Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) in Perivale Wood, Middlesex (VC21) on 30th April 2005 between 13:30 and 13:40. Egg taken home and reared on.  Hatched by 9th May.  Pupated on 10th June.  Eclosed by 07:00 21st June and wings fully expanded before 19:00. This photo: imago
Description:

Date given is when the eggs were laid.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) interacts

Comments

Nature girl's picture

Lovely sequence of shots

It's great to see the whole life cycle like that; thanks for sharing.

Eskling2's picture

An education!

Great to see each stage of the life cycle, with dates too. Thanks for this.

DavidHowdon's picture

Dates

Although bear in mind that since it was raised indoors in captivity it may have moved through its lifecycle more rapidly than it would in nature.