Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae

Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae
Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae Oak Silkmoth polyphemus 10 larvae
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Description

American Oak Silkmoth Antheraea polyphemus

The hindwings of both sexes have huge target eyespots. Pairing sometimes easy, other times changes of setup are needed.  The female lays a large number of eggs. The larvae are easy to rear on Oak and will usually accept Birch, Willow, Sallow, Maple, Apple, Cherry, Alder and Elm. TRY also Walnut, Robinia pseudacacia, Sumac Rhus typhina, 

Along the sides of larger larvae there are silver spangles, like drops of mercury. Very attractive. Cocoons formed in late summer produce moths the following spring.