Photography by L. Hunt
Photography by R. Grund
Open moist woodland in the Lower Southeast, a habitat for Lucia limbaria
Oxalis perennans, a foodplant for Lucia limbaria
Closeup of the eggs
An egg batch, laid on a leaf of the Oxalis foodplant
First instar larva, immediately after emergence from egg.
Attended by a small black ant Iridomyrmex sp
Final instar larva, attended by small black ants Iridomyrmex sp.
Larva is feeding on the foodplant Oxalis perennans.
Closeup of final instar larva. The head is to the right.
Pupae at different stages of development