NOTES ON LEPIDOPTEROUS LARVAE

W. Saunders
1871 Canadian Entomologist  
In November, 1867, I received from my esteemed friend, the late B. Billings, of Ottawa, several specimens of the larva of that very rare arctian,A. parthenos, which he had reared from eggs laid by a captured female in a box. They were apparently about two-thirds grown, and ready to hybernate for the winter ; a common practice with many species belonging to this interesting family of moths.The length of this larva was l¼ inches, body cylindrical.Head medium sized, bilobed, black and shining,
more » ... ck and shining, with a few brownish hairs.
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