Puss Moth D vinula pupae

Puss Moth D vinula pupae
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Puss Moth  Dicranura vinula

Pupae have been almost unobtainable for several seasons, but there are some available right now, for breeding this season.

An absolute favourite of seasoned breeders, yet ideal for beginners. Cocoons are formed on bark and are harder than bark.  Moths emerge in May.  Pairings are easy, no foodplant or flowers necessary.

In captivity eggs are laid on the cage or box, in considerable numbers. The larvae are amazing, with twin tails which eject fine scarlet flagellae when the larva is disturbed. The large larva has a fearsome “face” and a characteristic saddle of purple, on bright green. This species is amongst the most curious larvae in the world.

Foodplants are Poplars, Willows and Sallows.