Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica 15 eggs

Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica   15 eggs
Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica   15 eggs Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica   15 eggs Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica   15 eggs
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Description

Dictyoploca (Caligula) japonica 

 

 

Newly hatched larvae are black, later with a yellow line down the sides, changing in the final instar to a creamy colour, hairy, with sapphire blue spiracles in two lateral rows.

 

Hawthorn is a favourite foodplant, and others include Plum, Sloe and Osier Willow, Beech, Oak and Walnut.  Not difficult to rear.

 

The open mesh cocoon is spun amongst leaf litter. The moths emerge in autumn and lay eggs that hatch the following spring.