Overwintering Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) larvae

Dale Clark nardoz at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 8 23:23:48 EDT 1999

Does anyone have any experience at overwintering Cercyonis pegala
larvae?  I've got a bunch of eggs at the moment (which I expect to hatch
soon) and have never raised this species before.  From what I can find
out they overwinter as newly emerged larvae without ever having fed. 
Can anyone point me in the direction of some literature  on the best way
to keep these guys alive through a north Texas winter.  Or if anyone has
any personal experience that would be great too.


Dale Clark
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
Dallas, TX

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