New Callippe Siver Spot colony
MYTZ14A at prodigy.com
Wed Jan 6 08:39:33 EST 1999
>I assume that we are talking about some ssp. of Speyeria callippe (S. c.
>callippe)? Since the foodplant is easy enough to grow, why isn't
>attempting to rear this Fritillary? Since adults oviposit when the
>have died back, they depend on habitats which are undisturbed over many
>seasons (that is, where the foodplant is sustained). Golf courses
>seem to fit into that sort of category. Empty lots adjacent to golf
>don't fit into that category, either.
I don't understand. Violets don't die back. And I have never heard of a
butterfly that lays eggs on dead foliage. Please fill me in.
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