Monday, May 19, 2014

Hostilian and Quintillus

Following up on my last post, below, Hostilian spent a full eight days laid up between 4th and 5th instar. Last night, the end of day 8, he was still out of action:

I have never known it take this long and was a little worried about him. But this evening, day 9, there he was, his old clothes folded neatly at his feet:

In the meantime, his very near neighbour, Quintillus, had laid himself up for the final larval stage. He was in normal feeding mode last night but deep in prayer this evening:


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