Langia zenzeroides 15 eggs/10 larvae

Langia zenzeroides 15 eggs/10 larvae
Langia zenzeroides 15 eggs/10 larvae Langia zenzeroides 15 eggs/10 larvae Langia zenzeroides 15 eggs/10 larvae
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Description

Langia zenzeroides Asia 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability

 

One of the world’s most interesting Hawkmoths. Large, magnificently patterned to camouflage and this species has he curiosity of having some of the largest wing scales of any Hawkmoth. The species occurs in India, China, Eastern Russia and Japan. We have only rarely been able to offer livestock of this species.

 

The larvae feed on Cherry, Apple, Pear and Medlar. Eggs are green, turning to russet and even magenta. The larva when young is very like Marumba quercus, and likewise has a very long tail. Later it takes on more the appearance of tiliae and occelata. There is strong demarcation of colouring either side of the lateral line, and when pupating the top half turns chestnut brown, the lower half remaining green.

 

The pupa is more Saturniid like. Rough in texture with a stubby non-pointed tail.  With such a texture it can dry up very easily.  Store for the winter in a very cool place, or in a refrigerator, loose in a plastic box, with no padding or soil.  In spring, when laid out for emergence, cover the pupae with moist compost and mist daily until the moths emerge.