European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons

European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons
European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons
Availability: Autumn 2017
Price: £20.50
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Description

European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia   

 

 

Difficult to obtain now. Only a few left.  We have a fine stock of wild Italian pupae which are at a good price. The moths pair easily. 

 

These cocoons are large and extra fine quality, wild-collected by an entomologist who specialises in Philosamia. This is one of Europe's largest moths, that has become established in a few restricted areas of Europe. We recommend these cocoons very highly.

 

 

The larvae are gregarious when young, starting yellow, with black flecks, later they become greenish white, with white flakey wax particles or dust.

 

Foodplants: Privet, Lilac, Willows, Ailanthus, Osier Salix viminalis.  Undoubtedly other plants.