Saturnia pavoniella female

Samia cynthia and Saturnia pavoniella cocoons

Saturnia pavoniella female in

Samia cynthia and Saturnia pavoniella cocoons for sale

We offer a combination of two Italian moths, one autochthonous and the other imported from south east Asia and now resident in nord Italy. Both species can be combined and shipped with a single parcel.

Saturnia pavoniella cocoons / Diapausing stock

Saturnia pavoniella, F1 from Roma, Italy. Coocons for sale. Since these cocoons will hatch in spring 2021, they are suitable for Extra-EU delivery.

Beautifull cocoons obtained from wild parents, collected in Roma, Italy. These cocoons will emerge the next year, in early spring. They need to be kept at low temperatures during winter, possibly outside if you live in cold country. Exposing cocoons to temperatures below zero during winter is recommended for a good hatching rate.

Adults pair very easily outdoors and eggs hatch in 10-14 days after egg laying and larvae can be reared on Rosaceae as Prunus, Rubus, Rosa

Very easy to rear and breed, if this species flies in your area you can attract wild males by simply putting your caged female on your balcony.

Samia cynthia cocoons / to breed in summer 2020

ATTENTION: ANY SAMIA CYNTHIA ORDER OUTSIDE EU WILL BE SENT AT BUYERS RISK – DO NOT ORDER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO ASSUME THE RISK OF POSTAL DELAYS TOWARDS EXTRA-EU COUNTRIES

Samia cynthia is a beautiful Saturniidae originary from south east Asia. It was imported in Italy for silk production and accidentally released in the wild. After that, a Samia cynthia population has established in north Italy. Until 2015, S. cynthia was commonly found on A. altissima trees. Since 2016, due to increased parasitoids combined to an unusual series of storms coinciding with their spawning period, the population has gone though a severe bottleneck.

Samia cynthia caterpillar
Samia cynthia L5 caterpillar feeding on Liquidambar

This cocoons are F2 from wild collected in north Italy, Lombardia region. They will go through another generation this year, possibly 2.

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