Caligula jonasii (Butler, 1877)

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October - November
Easy, 20 Hours
2 weeks
Prunus padus, Crataegus, Quercus(?), Salix(?)
These eggs overwinter, and when kept warm, the
caterpillars emerge after around 2 weeks. In Nature they
emerge in April - Mai. This species shouldn't be very hard to
raise, but it is best not to keep them in closed containers,
but open conditions. It can take 2 Months to get the
caterpillars full grown! They spin a open cocoon like all
Cricula species. The Moths emerge in the Fall, with colder
temperatures. Pairing should be outside, and normally they
pair easy.
Caligula jonasi male © A. Brunschwiler

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