Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Larval Emergence - Lathrecista asiatica

The larvae of Lathrecista asiatica and Agrionoptera sexlineata are quite similar in shape. I didn't pay much attention on the L. asiatica larva until it emerged. Just before the emergence, however, I did realize that the size of asiatica larva is slightly smaller than that of sexlineata. I shall look into the masks of this two species to find out if there is any difference.

a newly emerged female L. asiatica and its casing