DUO Giant Peacock Moth pyri and Chinese Oak SIlkmoth pernyi 10 eggs of each

DUO Giant Peacock Moth pyri and Chinese Oak SIlkmoth pernyi 10 eggs of each
DUO Giant Peacock Moth pyri and Chinese Oak SIlkmoth pernyi 10 eggs of each DUO Giant Peacock Moth pyri and Chinese Oak SIlkmoth pernyi 10 eggs of each
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DUO Giant Peacock Moth pyri and Chinese Oak SIlkmoth pernyi 

Two very fine species for about the price of one!

Pyri is Europe's largest moth and it has larvae that go through interesting changes of colour, finishing up bright green with prominent tubercles coloured turquoise or magenta!  Pernyi larvae start life black. They become bright green and very large. Pernyi will produce moths this year and go through another generation before spending the winter as a cocoon. Pyri stays put in the first cocoon and overwinters.

Both species do well sleeved on growing foodplant. For indoor rearing start young larvae in plastic rearing containers until large enough to be caged. On the page for Plastic Rearing Instructions there are brief instructions. These are shown illustrated and in greater detail in the All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES.

Reported foodplants:

Pyri  Fruit trees, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Alder, Birch, WIllows.

Pernyi  Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Horse Chestnut, Prunus, Hornbeam (Carpinus), Apple, Hawthorn, Beech, Oak, Osier Willow.