Alder Kitten Harpayia bicuspis 15 eggs/10 larvae

Alder Kitten Harpayia bicuspis 15 eggs/10 larvae
Alder Kitten Harpayia bicuspis 15 eggs/10 larvae
Availability: Spring 2017
Price: £18.50
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Description

Alder Kitten Harpayia bicuspis 15 eggs/10 larvae according to availability

All the Kittens are now very scarce, and bicuspis is quite the rarest of all. Never listed before by WWB.

The larvae are miniatures of the Puss Moth vinula. The more intense charcoal black banding on the wings of the moth, distinguishes the Alder Kitten from the Sallow and Poplar Kittens.

The larvae feed on Alder, Poplars and Birches. Cocoons are formed on the bark of branches and twigs.  Just like the Puss Moth, the cocoon is made of chewed bark, mixed with very strong silk, with such camouflage that the cocoon just looks like a little swelling on the bark.

A truly fascinating species that moth connoisseurs should not miss.