melissa blue life history

Robert Dana robert.dana at
Wed Mar 12 09:17:26 EST 2003

Does anyone out there know how many larval instars there are in L.
melissa (sspp other than samuelis)? Samuelis is reported to have 4. I
reared melissa melissa many years ago but I don't recall the details and
can't find any record of observation. The question was raised by Robert
Dirig in an email that got forwarded to me.

Robert Dana, Ph.D.
Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155
651 297-2367
Email: robert.dana at


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