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    Sarracenia leucophylla


    S. alabamensis that I had crossed with S. leucophylla Hurricane Creek, AL


    Not sure, probably S. alabamensis open pollinated. Was knocked off (either by wind mostly likely by birds) and found on ground.


    The culprit found in the S. leucophylla flower - larva and pupa - possibly Light Brown Apple Moth. Specimens are live at the moment in a small container. Photos sent to the curator of the Insect Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.




    These larva will also eat Drosera. I often find silk tents at the base of Drosera covering a part of the surface of the media. There will be a tunnel where the larvae hang out in. Similar in appearance to funnel spider web.
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    Thats a bummer that they ate the flowers. cool caterpillars though.

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    http://cisr.ucr.edu/light_brown_apple_moth.html



    I've caught this month sometime last year too:

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    If you know for certain that they eat Drosera, and you grow Drosera, why are they live in a container?
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    I found a similar-looking caterpillar burrowed into one of my flower buds this past week. I suspect it's the same pest that made two of my other flower buds mysteriously disappear and possibly the same one who has been chewing the lids off unopened pitchers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    If you know for certain that they eat Drosera, and you grow Drosera, why are they live in a container?
    I said "Specimens are live at the moment in a small container". Not "The speciemens live at the moment". Meaning that the specimens were captured alive and are not (yet) dead in the container.

    Also look up the word "specimen" and you'll have your answer.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live
    Meriam-Webster online Dictionary
    Live
    verb \ˈliv\ (short i - rhymes with give)

    : to be alive
    : to continue to be alive
    : to have a home in a specified place
    Origin of LIVE
    Middle English, from Old English libban; akin to Old High German lebēn to live
    First Known Use: before 12th century
    Synonyms
    abide, dwell, reside

    Live
    adjective \ˈlīv\ (long i - rhymes with drive)

    : having life : living or alive
    : not imaginary : actually existing
    : done in front of an audience : of or involving a play, concert, etc., that is performed in front of people

    Origin of LIVE
    short for alive
    First Known Use: 1542
    Related to LIVE

    Synonyms
    alive, functional, functioning, going, active, living, on, operating, operational, operative, running, working

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specimen
    specimen
    noun spec·i·men \ˈspes-mən, ˈspe-sə-\
    : something (such as an animal or plant) collected as an example of a particular kind of thing
    : a small amount or piece of something that can be tested or examined
    : a notable example of something

    By the way the Natural History Museum forwarded my email to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Pest Diagnostic Laboratory. The Senior Insect Biosystematist, Lepidoptera requested that I try to raise the pupa to an adult and send the adult to him for positive identification.
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    Now that's an odd response when he just repeated the meaning of what you said.
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    Sorry, I misread his statement, but the section on "specimen" still applies.
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