Saturday, February 27, 2016

Day 56 - Mantispid Pupa


This is a re-drawn version of a lino I have in my shop.
I have plans for these Pupae.

As larvae mantispids ride on the backs of spiders and make their way into the egg sacs where they feast on spider eggs whilst completing their development. They pupate within a silken cocoon within the spider egg sac. Some mantispids play this game with bees, completing development in the bee's larval chambers and successfully escaping the hive without detection.

[February 25, 2016]

Update: The pupa plans have come to fruition!
More to come.

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