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Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)

Life History and Ant Organs

 

Whirlabout Male 2


(Note two small extensions at base of Ceraunus caterpillar)

Mike Quinn (TPWD biologist) comments, "believe these are the "ant organs" that DeVries discusses at some length. They serve to supply ants with food and chemicals."

Note two small extensions ( ant organs) at top right of caterpillar
Chrysalids are only about 1/4 inch long

Ceraunus Blue emerged on 09/03/06

August 27, 2006 San Isidro, Starr Co, Tx
All pictures this page by: Cat Traylor, Edinburg, Texas

 


September 2, 2006 / NABA SoTx Home