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Madagascan Emperor Antherina suraka 15 eggs
Availability: NOW


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
Hickory Horned Devil regalis 10 eggs
Availability: Summer 2018



The Hickory Horned Devil or Regal Silkmoth Citheronia regalis North America

 

This exotic species has not been available in recent years. We now have a breeding stock which is emerging and breeding. Most orders have been supplied. We are waiting for more moths to emerge. Please order NOW.

 

This is a star species, one of the grandest you can rear and now very difficult to obtain. The moth has unique colouring and pattern.

 

The caterpillar is adorned with spectacular spines behind the head, from birth to the huge final instar caterpillar. Walnuts and Hickory are favourite foodplants. They have also been reared on Willows, Privet, Ash, Stags Horn Sumach and Hazel. Doubtless other foodplants may be taken. The larva pupates in the soil and the superb moths emerge the following summer.

 

It is hard to find a more spectacular species than the Hickory Horned Devil! And it is easy to rear.


Click on to the photos to enlarge and see the amazing and spectacular caterpillar!  You will always remember raising Hickory Horned Devils!
 

£14.95
Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae
Availability: NOW


Antherina suraka Madagascar 

Normally larvae are sent soon after hatching. These are established and will soon show their varied colours and patterns. We have never encountered so many different larval colours and patterns (see the pictures) so there is a lot of fun to be had here, and at half the price they should be! They come feeding on Privet.

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 very colourful and beautifully patterned and are the easiest of all species to breed.

Found only on the island of Madagascar. We highly recommend this species.

£12.95
Actias isis from Sulawesi 10 eggs
Availability: Spring 2018


Actias isis from Sulawesi, Indonesia.  

The male has some of the richest colouring of all the world's Moon Moths. Both sexes are giant. The female is even larger and is bright yellow, with large moon-like markings. Her tails are stockier and shorter.

The larvae can be reared out of season on evergreen Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica, or Eucalyptus gunii. They have also been known to accept Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo.

In summer probably the best foodplant is Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua. Other reported foodplants include Rose, Oak, Strawberry and Hawthorn. 

Actias isis  is very seldom available. 

 

£25.00