Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae

Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae
Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae Rothschildia triloba 10 larvae
Availability: Spring 2020
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Description

Rothschildia triloba Central America

This species has similarities with Rothschildia orizaba. It was considered as a sub-species but now has species status. Rothschildia is considered as the new world equivalent of the Atlas Moths of Asia. The larvae can be reared very successfully on Privet. Other reported plants and families include Ash Fraxinus, Roseaceae, Rubiaceae, Willows and Sallows Salicaceae, Ailanthus, and Portuguese Laurel Prunus serotina.

Young larvae and black with yellow warts and other markings. Larger larvae are bright green, with a lateral line demarking a camouflaging change of colour, like the change in colour from the upperside of a leaf to underside. 

Cocoons will diapause, producing adults in the following summer.