Insect care instructions, biology information and photos


Cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni)

Egg
Trichoplusia ni eggs

Trichoplusia ni eggs

 
Instars 1-2
Trichoplusia ni 1st instar

Trichoplusia ni 1st instar

Trichoplusia ni 2nd instar

Trichoplusia ni 2nd instar

 
Instars 3-5
Trichoplusia ni 3rd instar

Trichoplusia ni 3rd instar

Trichoplusia ni 4th instar

Trichoplusia ni 4th instar

Trichoplusia ni 5th instar

Trichoplusia ni 5th instar

 
Larva
Trichoplusia ni larva

Trichoplusia ni larva

Trichoplusia ni larva

Trichoplusia ni larva

 
 

Forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria)

Egg
Malacosoma disstria eggs

Malacosoma disstria eggs

Malacosoma disstria eggs

Malacosoma disstria eggs

 
Larva
Malacosoma disstria larva

Malacosoma disstria larva

Malacosoma disstria larva

Malacosoma disstria larva

Malacosoma disstria larvae

Malacosoma disstria larvae

Malacosoma disstria larvae

Malacosoma disstria larvae

 
Tent
Malacosoma disstria tent

Malacosoma disstria tent

 
Adult
Malacosoma disstria adult

Malacosoma disstria adult

Malacosoma disstria adults

Malacosoma disstria adults

 
 

Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana), diapause strain

Egg
Choristoneura fumiferana egg mass

Choristoneura fumiferana egg mass

Choristoneura fumiferana egg masses

Choristoneura fumiferana egg masses

 
Instars 1-2
Blackheaded Choristoneura fumiferana eggs and hatching 1st instar larvae

Blackheaded Choristoneura fumiferana eggs and hatching 1st instar larvae

Blackheaded Choristoneura fumiferana eggs and hatching 1st instar larvae

Blackheaded Choristoneura fumiferana eggs and hatching 1st instar larvae

2nd instar Choritoneura fumiferana mining needle

2nd instar Choritoneura fumiferana mining needle

2nd instar Choritoneura fumiferana mining needle

2nd Instar Choristoneura fumiferana overwintering in old flower bract

 
Instars 3-4
4th Instar Choristoneura fumiferana on expanding balsam fir shoot

4th Instar Choristoneura fumiferana on expanding balsam fir shoot

3rd instar Choristoneura fumiferana developing shoot

3rd instar Choristoneura fumiferana developing shoot

Moulting 3rd instar Choristoneura fumiferana

Moulting 3rd instar Choristoneura fumiferana

 
Instars 5-6
5th Instar Choristoneura fumiferana

5th Instar Choristoneura fumiferana

6th instar Choristoneura fumiferana

6th instar Choristoneura fumiferana

Choristoneura fumiferana on eaten Balsam Fir shoot

Choristoneura fumiferana on eaten Balsam Fir shoot

Choristoneura fumiferana and parasitic fly

Choristoneura fumiferana and parasitic fly

Choristoneura fumiferana

Choristoneura fumiferana

 
Pupa
Choristoneura fumiferana female pupa

Choristoneura fumiferana female pupa

6th instar Choristoneura fumiferana

6th instar Choristoneura fumiferana

Choristoneura fumiferana on eaten Balsam Fir shoot

Choristoneura fumiferana on eaten Balsam Fir shoot

 
Moth
Choristoneura fumiferana adults and egg masses

Choristoneura fumiferana adults and egg masses

Choristoneura fumiferana adults and egg masses

Choristoneura fumiferana adults and egg masses

Mating Choristoneura fumiferana

Mating Choristoneura fumiferana

 
 

Western spruce budworm (Choristoneura occidentalis)

Egg
Choristoneura occidentalis egg mass

Choristoneura occidentalis egg mass

 
Instars 1-2
Choristoneura occidentalis 1st instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 1st instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 2nd instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 2nd instar

 
Instars 3-4
Choristoneura occidentalis 3rd instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 3rd instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 4th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 4th instar

 
Instars 5-7
Choristoneura occidentalis 5th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 5th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 6th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 6th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 7th instar

Choristoneura occidentalis 7th instar

 
Pupa
Choristoneura occidentalis female pupa

Choristoneura occidentalis female pupa

Choristoneura occidentalis male pupa

Choristoneura occidentalis male pupa

 
Moth
Choristoneura occidentalis females

Choristoneura occidentalis females

Choristoneura occidentalis males

Choristoneura occidentalis males

 
 

Whitemarked tussock moth (Orgyia leucostigma)

Egg
Orgyia leucostigma egg mass

Orgyia leucostigma egg mass

Female Orgyia leucostigma with egg mass

FemaleOrgyia leucostigma with egg mass

 
Early instar
Early instar of Orgyia leucostigma larva

Early instar of Orgyia leucostigma larva

Orgyia leucostigma 2nd instar

Orgyia leucostigma 2nd instar

 
Mid instar
Orgyia leucostigma 3rd instar

Orgyia leucostigma 3rd instar

Dioryctria abietivorella larvae

Orgyia leucostigma larvae

Orgyia leucostigma 4th instar

Orgyia leucostigma 4th instar

 
Late instar
Late instar of Orgyia leucostigma

Late instar of Orgyia leucostigma

Orgyia leucostigma larva feeding

Orgyia leucostigma larva feeding

 
Pupa
Orgyia leucostigma male pupa

Orgyia leucostigma male pupa

Orgyia leucostigma female pupa

Orgyia leucostigma female pupa

 
Moth
Orgyia leucostigma male adult

Orgyia leucostigma male adult