We’re offering hybrid eggs obtained from the following cross, adults paired spontaneously . Images shown are representative of the two lines used.
–Samia cynthia (M). Stunning wild male from Lombardia, Italy.
–Samia ricini (F). Perfect female from the largest ricini strain on the web.
Both lines are though to be the best available on the market.
Limited amount of eggs available. Offspring should show mixed features of both species and we do expect them being very large size and interfertile. Caterpillars may show an high degree of color variability.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: These eggs are shipped from Spain. Unfortunately, giving the current Covid-19 pandemia, postal service has experienced random delays in deliveries. Although thing are getting better day by day, this is the reason why we DO NOT assume responsibility for eggs hatching during travel for any eggs order which is sent outside Spain. As always we will try to reship or refund when possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you order from Spain, we do offer full reship or refund as always, in case of any problem.
Samia ricini, a member of the Saturniidae family, is the perfect species to start with.
It is very easy to rear and breed and produces quality white silk, that can be valuable for homemade spinning.
The strain that we sell is the among the biggest captive strain on the market, adults up to 16cm wingspan.
Samia cynthia is a wild species of Samia which has been introduced and established in north Italy.