White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth
White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth

White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth

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 White Lined Sphinx Moth Pupae -- Hyles lineata

***Check back in November 2023

****SHIPPING to ALL 50 States. 

White Lined Sphinx are lovely hummingbird moths, common throughout the lower 48 states and the Pacific Northwest.  Typically active at dusk nectaring on various flowers, we also see these flying during the day throughout the Columbia Basin. When they hold still long enough, the distinctive pink coloring on their hindwings is gorgeous. (It's pretty as a fast-moving blur, too.) 

Item Details:

  • You will receive one live White Lined Sphinx pupae 
  • Pupae will be verified live and healthy before shipment.
  • Pupae are diapausing, and will hatch/eclose in 2024.
  • Packed like royalty and carefully shipped.
  • We guarantee shipping a live pupa. Because this is a live animal, there are no other guarantees after shipment.

General Directions. AFTER overwintering as per the overwintering blog post. These are pretty easy to hatch and release, but some details are helpful:

  • Keep inside in a pop-up tent/rearing cage (also available on our site).   
  • Mist daily, as inside air is quite dry.
  • At the end of November, place in a sealed container lined with paper towel and into the refrigerator at 38F. 
  • Check chrysalis monthly for mold.  Remove any moisture buildup in the container if present, then seal right back up and put the container back in the fridge.
  • Chrysalis needs a minimum of 90 days in the refrigerator before removing to eclose (hatch).  Longer is fine, and it's recommend to remove about 2-3 weeks before these butterflies naturally fly in spring.  This equates to removing from cold storage around the end of April.
  • Upon removing from the refrigerator, place in a pop-up tent on paper towel and mist daily.
  • There are many resources and online groups to handle questions about live butterflies and pupae care.  Send us an email if you get stuck :)