Georgia satyr host plant

Anthony W. Cynor acynor at
Mon Sep 6 14:59:05 EDT 1999

I suspect you had an outbreak of some sort of disease. This could
possibly due to the presence of the wrong food plant also. 


Paulette Haywood wrote:
> Has anyone had experience raising Georgia Satyrs (Neonympha areolata)? I
> recently acquired eggs from a female captured in south Florida. Since most
> sources listed the host as "various sedges", I offered the newly hatched
> caterpillars small sedge plants and they readily accepted them.  After a
> couple of weeks,  about half of the caterpillars inexplicably died.  Others
> appeared to quit eating. Since some sources list grass as the host plant, I
> began to offer grasses along with the sedges.  The remaining three
> caterpillars have all chosen grass and only eat sedge if it is the only
> choice. I estimate that these caterpillars are about half grown now. I am
> curious about what experience others have had.  Has anyone found a larva of
> this species in a natural situation?
> Paulette Haywood
> Birmingham, AL
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