Saturnia unidentified species from CHINA Cocoons

Saturnia unidentified species from CHINA Cocoons
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Saturnia unidentified species from CHINA Cocoons

One of our breeders in China has encountered an unidentified Silkmoth which we believe to be a Saturnia species, which has a limited range in China. He is sending some cocoons which should arrive in March or soon after. The larvae were reared on Walnut, and will very likely accept other foodplants. We suggest trying fruit trees, Willows and Bramble, for a start.

Some cocoons will be available for sale. The moth has similarities to Eriogyna but we have been advised that it is a Saturnia. Final identification will come from seeing all stages and examination of genitalia. This is an opportunity to rear, photograph and record the life history of a species probably never imported before. We recommend ordering well in advance because numbers will be limited.