Caterpillar foods: herbs in the Polygonaceae including Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) (BAMONA)
This is an uncommon butterfly in our wetland.
7/15/2021 Tiny caterpillar found feeding on Rumex – one of the native species. Caterpillar is about 3mm long.
7/19/2021 Feeding damage on Rumex leaf
7/25/2021 Now 9mm long.
7/28/2021 15mm long
8/14/2021 Older pupa
8/14/2021 Older pupa with dark spots at one end
8/14/2021 Pupa with dark spots
8/15/2021 Pupa just before adult emerged
8/15/2021 Newly emerged adult pumping up its wings
8/15/2021 Adult with fully expanded wings