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Photo #25062: Atrophaneura alcinous

Pupa

Atrophaneura alcinous

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Photo, and identified by: Yuri Semejkin. Image without retouching at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2013-11-16 00:00:00, Окрестности Владивостока

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16.11.2013 15:12, Yuri Semejkin

So if anyone wanted to collect pupa, where should he/she look for one? You claim that no matter on which plant pupa is fixed, this is not biology. Thus you admit that larvae of any species which pupate in plants crawl wherever they could and get fixed in anything occasional, any plant instead of choosing some group of plants or just one, and they don't avoid some plants in which they refuse to pupate in nature?

16.11.2013 14:42, Yuri Semejkin

Alexandr, so the info isn't complete then. Some sources, for one, say: "Pupae of overwintering generation are fixed underside of Philadelphus tenuifolius leaves and then fall down together with these leaves on the soil where they overwinter in the leaf litter. Institute of Biology and Soil Science FEB RAS, TINRO-centre, Phoenix Fund, 2011." Isn't this biology? This seems to be wrong though.

16.11.2013 14:12, Alexandr Zhakov

Yury, just a remark, in biological sense it does matter on which pupae feeds (plants) as well as where it's located (fixed, cocoon, in litter, soil), but doesn't do on which it rests.

16.11.2013 12:25, Yuri Semejkin

Here we already have plenty of pupae. This is distinguished for it was shot in late autumn in nature, wasn't raised of a larva. Pupa poses at about 2m height, supposedly in Philadelphus tenuifolius (no leaves). No visible damage on it I noticed which is uncommon to see, most pupae have some damage.
Still unclear why pupae are spotted in Philadelphus tenuifolius. Haven't seen any pupa in Philadelphus tenuifolius as against to anything else. No links given yet with image of pupae in Philadelphus tenuifolius or some reference.

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