Pine Arches Moth Panthea coenobita 4 cocoons

Pine Arches Moth Panthea coenobita 4 cocoons
Pine Arches Moth Panthea coenobita 4 cocoons Pine Arches Moth Panthea coenobita 4 cocoons
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Description

Pine Arches Moth Panthea coenobita 4 cocoons, believed to be 2 pairs.

An unusual species. A great opportunity to observe and photograph. Just one lot, sold to the first buyer!

Very seldom offered.  A Noctuid that has characteristics akin to the Tussocks. The caterpillar is beautifully coloured and patterned with tufts and tussocks of hair, giving it excellent camouflage on the twigs of its foodplants which are Pines Pinus, Spruces Abies and Larches Larix.

Coenobita is relatively unknown and few breeders have raised it. The species is found over many parts of Europe (excluding Britain) Spain and most of France. Its range extends to the Far East.