Holocerina smilax L3 day 14

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Holocerina smilax L3 day 14
L3 caterpillar on day 14. The eggs came from Malawi (F1). Ligustrum ovalifolium is highly suitable. The caterpillars are raised in well ventilated plastic boxes on a temperature between 24 and 26 °C. As the larvae grow, they attach their previous moulted skins onto their hairs, sometimes chaining three or four moults together on their backs. Hairs of the larvae will nettle especially in last instar. Cocoons on ground between leafs or papers. Moths hatching after 3-6 weeks.