Giant Atlas Moth Attacus atlas 15 eggs

Giant Atlas Moth Attacus atlas 15 eggs
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Description

Giant Atlas Moth Attacus atlas 

Currently new moths are awaited to produce eggs. Incubation does not necessarily achieve newly emerged moths: they develop sporadically and sometimes it is necessary to wait until several moths have emerged to get both sexes and successful pairings. There is no way of predicting which cocoons are going to start developing.

One of the largest of all moth species in the world!  The larvae feed well on Privet, at any time of the year, and might accept Portuguese Laurel.  They require very clean conditions, always with fresh food. Alternative recorded foodplants include Willows, Lilac, Apple, Plum, Ash, Cherry and Tree of Heaven Ailanthus.  Atlas larvae like to browse on several foodplants and settle for the one or more that they like.

The larvae like warmth 25 -30 degrees C and humid jungle conditions, which are best achieved in a tank or plastic container, rather than a netting cage. Given these conditions the larvae are not difficult to rear, and spin cocoons in about 8 weeks from hatching.