European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons

European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons
European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia cocoons
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European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia   

Difficult to obtain now.  We have a fine stock of wild Italian pupae which are at a good price. The moths pair easily. These cocoons are large and extra fine quality, wild-collected by an entomologist who specialises in Philosamia. This is one of Europe's largest moths, that has become established in a few restricted areas of Europe. We recommend these cocoons very highly.

The larvae are gregarious when young, starting yellow, with black flecks, later they become greenish white, with white flakey wax particles or dust.

Foodplants: Privet, Portuguese Laurel, Lilac, Willows, Ailanthus, Osier Salix viminalis.  Undoubtedly other plants.