The life-cycle, the behavior of the butterfly and caterpillars, the courtship-flight, mating, the egg-laying, the egg hatching, the larval food-plant, Salix caprea of the butterfly the Camberwel Beauty has been filmed in the Var, France. Family of Nymphalinae.
AbstractIn the spring of 2010, contrasting with previous years, a large number of Nymphalis antiopa were seen in the Callas locality (The Var, 83). During this time, the courtship flight as well as mating was studied. At the beginning of June, more than 14 caterpillar nests were found in willows (Salix alba and S .caprea). In order to study the various stages of the caterpillars' development, some caterpillars were taken into captivity.
Telenomus kolbei (Mayr, 1879) is an egg parasitoid wasp (Platygastroidae: Scelionidae) parasitizing the eggs of many different insect species.
Identified by Dr. Norman F. Johnson
Photo parasitizing female,
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