Saturday, December 26, 2020

My First CB Iphthiminus Adult!!!

That's right, my Iphthiminus serratus pupa eclosed into a perfectly formed adult on December 19th! 😁 This may be the first captive bred Iphthiminus serratus adult in existence, I'm not quite sure. In any case this species is very seldom kept or bred, so this is quite a neat achievement considering I had very little information to go off of on how to breed these (same with almost any Cnodalonini spp.), and it was quite the informative journey! 😃

Here are some pictures of the CB adult! 


Still a bit teneral

Fully darkened

Hopefully the other larva pupates successfully, and fingers crossed my experience with breeding and rearing this species will help me better breed them next year, along with any other Cnodaloninids I keep in the future, (I'd really like to try Coelocnemis dilaticolis again, if only I could go back to the spot where I found my old ones...).

That's gonna do it for this post, and by the way, my backlog of new acquisition posts has finally been exhausted, so new posts will be more sporadic from now on. 😅 Anyways, thanks for reading, and I hope you all had a merry December 25th, whether you celebrate Christmas or not! Stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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