Tussore Silkmoth mylitta 15 eggs

Tussore Silkmoth mylitta 15 eggs
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Availability: Late summer 2017
Price: £12.95
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Description

Tussore Silkmoth Antheraea mylitta India 15 eggs 

 

 

A very large silkmoth, one of India’s largest, noted for its great variety of colour forms and for the cocoon which is smooth and oval, a bit like a hen’s egg, and with a long silk stalk which the caterpillar spins to anchor the cocoon to the branch for the winter.


Click View to see the wonderful early stages of this magnificent silkmoth.

The larvae feed on Oak and Evergreen Oak (tender leaves). We have recently  found they also feed on Rhus typhinus, whose leaves are still fresh late in the year.  Also Apple, Liquidambar, Eucalyptus and probably other trees. They need warmth and humidity. Cleanliness is essential.

 

They are not available every year, so don't miss having some.