Saturnia pyretorum (Westwood, 1847)

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Miaoli, Taiwan [2013]
December-January
Cocoon
Easy
1
14 Days, and longer if kept cold
Liquidamber, Crataegus, Camphor(?)
Eggs can be overwintered for a period in the refridgerator.
Caterpillars eat slow, so they are not easy to breed. Adults
emerge when weather gets colder (December / January),
but room temperature is good for emerging.
Saturnia pyretorum 4th instar © G. Saunders

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