Brahmaea hearseyi China 15 eggs

Brahmaea hearseyi China 15 eggs
Brahmaea hearseyi China 15 eggs Brahmaea hearseyi China 15 eggs Brahmaea hearseyi China 15 eggs
Availability: Spring/summer 2017
Price: £12.95
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Description

Brahmaea hearseyi China

Never before listed by WWB. This species is quite similar to Br. wallichii but is a distinct species with very exotic horned larvae that develop fast in summer.

The large larvae are particularly striking in their bold and contrasting patterning and colours.  They thrive on Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium. 

When the larvae are ready to pupate, they assume an orange/brown colour and they race around in search of flat stones or logs under which to pupate. Provide a slate, or tile resting on compost, and they will settle beneath this, ready to pupate.

There may be a further generation, but most pupae become dormant and can be stored cold until the following May/June.

There is a small breeding stock. It's advisable to book early to be high on the dispatch list.