Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae

Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae
Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae Cherry Moth promethea 10 larvae
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Description

Cherry Moth Callosamia promethea North America 

 

Gregarious larvae clustering and thriving on Privet. Supplies limited. Larger larvae become MOST SPECTACULAR!

 

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 easy, and sometimes difficult! 

 

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.

 

Foodplants include Lilac and Cherry, Privet, Ash, Apple, Pear, Oak, Rhododendron, Willow, Lime, Tulip Tree Liriodendron, Peach,  possibly Maple, Poplar and even Pine will also be taken.