First instar larva (2 mm) just emerged from egg
Second instar larva (3 mm)
Rolled-tube leaf shelter, typical of first and second instar stage larvae
Late fifth instar larva (20 mm) near prepupa stage
Typical multi-leaved shelter constructed by fifth instar larvae, in this example on weeping rice-grass.
Head of fifth instar larva
Long hairs below mouth are the antennae.
All photography by R. Grund unless stated otherwise.