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Nerve notodontid

(Notodontidae)

Host plant: Gouania lupuloides

 

Caterpillar Description
Adult Images

 Other Images

 

LIFE HISTORY DATA

Rearing results and development time

 As of Oct. 2001, N=5: 1 failed to eclose, 2 died, 2 were parasitized

Host plant

 Rhamnaceae: Gouania lupuloides

Parasitoids

 Tachinidae

Predators

 

Observations and comments

 Multiple tachinid maggots emerged from the caterpillar simultaneously and crawled away to pupate. In later instars, the maggots breathed via respiratory funnels that pierced the caterpillar's integument (See the lower image above and Other Images for a more detailed view).

Voucher location

 Tulane University