Saturnia (Neoris) schencki Kazakhstan eggs

Saturnia (Neoris) schencki Kazakhstan eggs
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Saturnia (Neoris) schencki Kazakhstan

This is a large silkmoth, recorded as a separate species from huttoni that occurs in Kazakhstan. It is very seldom available and never offered before by WWB! These eggs are from wild females in the  Almaty region, Altyn Emel, Kazakhstan, 05.05.21, larvae on Prunus sp., altitude 800 meters

Read more about this species in the article by the Saturniid specialists Nässig, Naumann and Löffler by following the link at the bottom of this text.

We have never had this species before. All the illustrations are of N. huttoni.

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.

See the article by the Saturniid specialists Nässig, Naumann and Löffler by following this link:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344163414_Revisional_notes_on_the_subgenera_Saturnia_Perisomena_and_Saturnia_Neoris_stat_rev_Lepidoptera_Saturniidae_-_Part_B_Neoris_with_a_homonymy_correction_note