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Blue Blow Fly – Cynomyopsis cadaverina

Yummm… necrophagous larvae, or maggots, of the Blue Blow-Fly,Cynomyopsis cadaverina (Robineau-Desvoidy). The larvae of many species of fly feed on dead tissue. This is highly useful as an ecosystem service as they very effectively clean up any carrion that is missed or left over from any larger scavengers. Some species maggots feed only on necrotic […][...]

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Monarch – Day 25

Monarch Chrysalis Day 925 days after hatching from an egg, 9 days after becoming a chrysalis, this was at 6am, by 8pm the female monarch was out and ready to go free.[...]

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Monarch – Chrysalis Encased

Monarch Chrysalis x2The formation and details of the chrysalis, including determining the gender of the butterfly.[...]

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Monarch Caterpillar Feeding

Monarch caterpillar feedingA virtual eating machine, the growth of the monarch caterpillar is plotted over the 14 days from hatch to entering the chrysalis stage. [...]

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Monarch – 5th Instar

Monarch - 5th InstarThe large 5th instar of the Monarch butterfly, a survery of monarch subspecies and the importance of Juvenile Hormone for the migration of the Monarch Butterfly.[...]

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Monarch – 4th Instar

Monarch - 4th InsatrVery few monarch eggs hatch and survive to become adults. Among the predators is the Asian ladybug, a voracious insectivore. [...]

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Crab Megalopa

crab larvae saying hello, originally uploaded by nature adrift.. Definitely one of my favorite megalopa images ever. The megalopa stage is the final larval stage before a young crab molts and becomes an juvenile crab with all the adult body characteristics (although tiny) of the species. Share this:Email[...]

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Monarch – 3rd Instar

Monarch 3rd InstarDay 7 post-hatch, (1 day after second molt) this new 3rd instar Monarch caterpillar is now 12.2mm in length. [...]

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Monarch – 2nd Instar

Monarch - 2nd Instar Linnaean Classification of the Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus.[...]

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Monarch – 1st Instar

Monarch Caterpillar - 1st Instar A day old, 1.5mm long first instar Monarch Caterpillar. We'll be tracking it's daily growth and provide pictures of it's development. What about gender ? [...]

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