Mimas tiliae eggs for sale
Lime hawkmoth eggs available from today. Only fresh laid eggs are shipped out to ensure safe arrival before hatching.
Mimas tiliae is a paleartic moth, ranging from Iberian peninsula, through Europe to Siberia. It is quite common in the wild. Our stock is F1 from Südhessen Odenwald, Germany.
This species is easy and quick to rear, with long and slim caterpillars with beautiful pointy heads. It’s always best to keep the caterpillars in netted cages when they grow big, even better sleeved on the host plant. Adults pair easily even in small netted cages (30x30x30cm), mating occurs even the same night they emerge. Eggs will be laid by the adult on every available surface.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: These eggs are shipped from Italy with priority shipping only, in order to ensure fast arrival before hatching. Unfortunately, giving the current Covid-19 pandemia, postal service has experienced random delays in deliveries. This is the reason why we DO NOT assume responsibility for eggs hatching during travel for any Mimas tiliae eggs order which is sent outside Italy. As always we will try to reship or refund when possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you order from Italy, we do offer full reship or refund as always, in case of any problem.
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Learn how to take care about Lepidoptera eggs
Eggs are usually shipped into small plastic tubes. Once received, they need to be moved to a bigger container, allowing caterpillars to have enough space to hatch and move.
Standard 80mm plastic Petri dishes (fig.A) are a very common tools to store the eggs and let the caterpillars hatch inside. Check our Petri dishes. Other kind of small plastic boxes can be used; it is recommended to perform holes or modify the boxes to allow aeration. Close the boxes with a fine mesh, tulle is widely used for this purpose (fig.B). Check our plastic boxes. Avoid the use of medium/big boxes because caterpillars will tend to move a lot and spread inside the box…..
Learn more by reading the full article at: Eggs and Pupae care in Butterflies and Moths