Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons

Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons
Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons Neoris huttoni one pair of cocoons
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Description

Asian Huttoni Emperor Neoris huttoni Turkey

This is a large silkmoth that occurs from China, through India to Turkey. It is relatively unknown amongst entomologists.

The hibernating eggs are simply stored in the refrigerator until buds open in spring.

The larvae like Ash Fraxinus  in particular, Pear Pyrus, Plum and probably Cherry Prunus (Prunus padus is particularly successful), Willows Salix, Privet Ligustrum, Stag’s Horn Sumac Rhus thypina, Spirea.  [We have had a report of larvae not taking to Privet]

The larvae live beneath a leaf and do not like being disturbed. Young larvae go through interesting and different colour forms.

The cocoon is formed in litter on the ground. Moths emerge in autumn and lay overwintering eggs.

Our thanks to Dr. A. Pittaway for kindly letting us show some of his pictures of this rare species.