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Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia cocoons
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Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia North America

 

 

Cecropia is a magnificent sight with its gaudy colouring of red and white on charcoaL

 

Pupae have become very expensive in recent years, but we have imported from North American breeders stock of exceptionally high quality. For breeding we supply pupae from more than one origin, which provides great genetic strength. 

 

Pairing is exceptionally easy.  Females lay profusely. The very colourful larvae do very well sleeved unless too cold and wet. Foodplants include Lilac, Cherry, Pear, Apple, Acer, Plum, Alder, Birch, Dogwood, Willows especially Osier Salix viminalis, Elm, Beech, Gooseberry, Privet, Poplar.

 

 

Attacus lemairei Palawan Island, Philippines cocoons BARGAIN PRICE!
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Attacus lemairei Palawan Island, Philippines

A GREAT RARITY. Very seldom available. Amazingly low price! Limited number.

This Palawan endemic is named after the Saturniid expert Claude Lemaire. Named in 1985 by Peigler. It is a true species, rather than a form of Attacus atlas. 

Not as large as most atlas forms.  Distinguishing features, as with all species, are variable and some are clearer than others. It is thought to breed and behave in captivity much the same as A. atlas. Only a few cocoons available.

 

Eri Silkmoth Philosamia cynthia ricini  cocoons SPECIAL PRICES!
Availability: Winter 2017-18


Eri Silkmoth Philosamia cynthia ricinI

SPECIAL PRICES FOR 6 and 12 COCOONS! 

A very attractive form with dark banded moths.

Very easy indeed to breed in captivity. The larvae feed on Privet, Ailanthus and Ricinus. They are gregarious when young, yellow and black. Larger larvae are covered with white waxy powder.

This subspecies is continuously brooded and can be kept going in all seasons. The cocoon is white and is used to produce spun silk.

 

Cherry Moth promethea 5 cocoons for breeding  SALE PRICE
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Cherry Moth Callosamia promethea North America 

 

This unusual species is greatly under-rated. Have YOU ever bred it, or do you know of anyone who has? Give it a try, it is very rewarding, and there are no other species with such unusual caterpillars, except rarer ones in the same genus. You will be glad you tried!

The male and female moths are so different that they might be taken for two different species. The male is mainly black, with very shapely wings. The ground colour of the female is wine red.  Promethea flies and breeds by day: the males like sunshine but must not be left out to bake. Pairing is often most successful on sunny evenings.

The larvae are gregarious until quite large, when they take on a very unusual appearance, being white, with knobbles like sealing wax in bright reds, yellows and oranges. The caterpillar illustrated is immature and does not yet fully show these features.

Reported foodplants include Lilac and Cherry, Lime, Pine, Pear, Peach, Poplar, Apple, Tulip Tree Liriodendron, Ash, Maple, Apple, Oak and Rhododendron.

 

 

 

 

 

£29.50
Madagascan Emperor Antherina suraka eggs SPECIAL PRICES!
Availability: Summer 2018


Madagascan Emperor Antherina suraka 

Not only is the moth highly colourful and attractive, but the larvae are also fascinating, with more different forms of colour and pattern than we have seen in any other species! 

The black stage, marked with orange tubercles, changes to green with a variety of other colours and patterns. They are easy to keep and will take a variety of foodplants. Those reported include Oleander, Privet, Willows, Beech, Liquidambar, Hawthorn, Grapevine, Lilac, Cherry, Laurel, Forcythia, Rhus, Pistachia, Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach and Cabbage. In winter Privet is the ideal foodplant.

Keep the larvae and cocoons warm and moths will emerge from cocoons without a dormant period. The moths are the easiest of all species to breed.

We highly recommend this species.

£12.95