Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male.

Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male.
Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male. Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia FOUR cocoons, three female and a male.
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Robin Moth Hyalophora cecropia North America

Now a species that is much more costly, and in great demand. We have been able to obtain some cocoons which are available now, until sold.

Cutting cecropia cocoons open to verify sex runs the risk of killing some in the process, because the pupa inside is so close to the cocoon shell. There is a small stock of large healthy cocoons which we have made into collections of three females and a male. Sexing is not precice, so it is not guaranteed, but these are separated by size, weitght and structure, and most will be as intended. We are sorry about the price, but at least this scarcity is available again right now!

This is a magnificent giant moth with most decorative larvae that are easy to rear, especially when sleeved. The moth will sit on your finger fanning its wings, like a pet!  Highly recommended. 

Winter is passed as cocoons. Keep them very cool until April. Their normal emergence time is in May. Pairing is easier than many of the giant silkmoths. There is one generation per year.

The larvae are most attractive and easily reared with careful hygiene. They do well sleeved outside in good weather. Osier Willow is the plant that succeeds best for us, and many breeders use Cherry.

Reported foodplants: ilac, Cherry, Pear, Apple, Acer, Plum, Alder, Birch, Dogwood, Willows especially Osier Salix viminalis, Elm, Beech, Gooseberry, Poplar. 

Privet is a potential evergreen foodplant that has been successful but winter rearing is much more difficult.