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Southwestern corn borer

Diatraea grandiosella

Hatch Time @29C: ~96 hrs

Typical Egg Substrate: waxed paper

Egg Availability: on substrate or loose

Usual Larval Container: multi-cell tray, 1/cell

Also available in 8 oz. cups, up to second instar (discount)

Additional Information:

Larvae are extremely cannibalistic after second instar, especially when confined. As the name suggests, they tend to bore deep within artificial diet, making it difficult to work with later instars. Hatch rate is typically good, especially with fresh eggs.

Species information from Benzon Research


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