Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini 10 eggs

Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini 10 eggs
Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini 10 eggs Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini 10 eggs Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini 10 eggs
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Description

Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini North America 

This is a scarce montane form, which has adapted to feed exclusively from Pine, possibly also related conifers.

Livestock of this moth is very hard to come by. The larvae have prominent spines on the thoracic segments and have some appearance in common with the Hickory Horned Devil. Larvae of the more widespread species feed on a variety of trees including Privet, Oak, Walnut, Liquidambar, Sycamore and Pine.  This form might accept other species, but it would be wiser to offer Pine. Pupae are formed underground and the moths emerge in summer of the following year. This species is highly recommended for the Saturniid connoisseur.