Eyed Hawk ocellata eggs

Eyed Hawk ocellata eggs
Eyed Hawk ocellata eggs Eyed Hawk ocellata eggs Eyed Hawk ocellata eggs
Availability: May 2017 onwards

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Description

Eyed Hawk Smerinthus ocellata Eggs.

 

Fascinatingly camouflaged larvae which exactly match their leafy background. Easy to breed.

The larvae feed on Apple, Willows, Poplars, Blackthorn, Lime, Privet, Alder, Birch, Plum, Blackthorn, some Viburnums, Various Prunus, Laurel.

At pupation time, provide a container of compost to a depth of about 10cm, with a lid. The larvae burrow to pupate.  The moths, with vivid eye-spots, emerge the following spring.