American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs

American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs
American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs American Ailanthus Moth advena 15 eggs
Availability: Summer 2017

Available Prices & Options


* Eggs:





   - OR -   
Description

American Ailanthus Moth Philosamia cynthia advena 

 

Advena is the New World geographical race of this species which is otherwise found in Europe and right across Asia. 

 

This richly coloured moth in shades of olive and ochre, has become very difficult to obtain of late. This geographical race is richer in colouring and pattern than the European form.

 

The larvae thrive on Privet, Lilac, Ailanthus  and Osier Willow. On Privet advena can even be reared out of season.  

 

Gregarious when young, the larvae start yellow and change to powdery white, with black spotting. Usually single brooded, the moths emerge the following spring. Summer is the ideal time to rear advena and the larvae grow quickly even sleeved outside.