We have a female L. mactans who was collected about two months ago. In that time period, she has not produced any egg sacs and has molted a total of four times. A fellow member, Widowman10, has provided much information regarding this species as well as many documents and websites. Although, we are a little confused about something concerning the color patterns in the L. mactans; from what I understand with each molt, the females lose the majority, if not ALL, of their vibrant colored patterns that they once possessed as juviies. Well, our L. mactan has indeed lost 90% if not more of her bright red/white spots with each molt but the other day I noticed a marking on her that I have not (from pictures on the web) seen before on a subadult or adult female L. mactans. She has two white markings on the top portion of her abdomen; it's hard to explain so I'll post a picture later on today! I was just curious if white markings on an adult L. mactans was common? I can't find any information on the internet and a friend remembers reading in the past that this "white marking" on our L. mactans is rare but who knows what our friend's source was and if that source was even legit, ANY information is appreciated.. THANKS!! :?