Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae

Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Availability: Spring
Price: £15.50
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Description

Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability

Never before offered by WWB. This is a very large version of the European Tau Emperor. It's a true species, not a subspecies of Aglia tau, differentiated by its size and much more prominent and intensly blue coloured eye spots.

Foodplants: many species of tree and shrubs, with a preference being shown for Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Also, Oaks (Quercus), Hornbeams (Carpinus), Birches (Betula), Maples (Acer), Hazels (Corylus), Limes (Tilia), Pears (Pyrus), Apples (Malus), Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia), Alders (Alnus), Hawthorns (Crataegus) and Willows/Sallows (Salix). In many lowland forests, Tilia and Salix replace Beech as the preferred host.

The young larvae have exotic branched spines, which are shed in the final skin change. Pupation is in leaf litter, usually on or near the ground. Winter is passed in the pupal stage, the moths emerging in spring.

Photos M. Jagelka