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Light Orange Underwing rearing

Observed: 20th April 2013 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

A female which has laid eggs. If they are fertile I will post more details here as they develop.
Eggs hatched either late 6th May or 7th May. Some seemed to have reached second instar by about one week later.
First two eclosed sometime between 19th March and 22nd March.
Continued to develop with some developing a dark side stripe.
In June some made a dramatic colour shift to a brownish hue.
Most pupated.
Eclosures of some of them in March 2014.

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Species interactions

Species with which Light Orange Underwing (Archiearis notha) interacts

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Update 29th April 2013

Eggs have started to change colour, more grey-ish now.

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David Howdon