White Lined Sphinx Moth (Hummingbird Moth) EGGS -- LIVE Moth eggs
White Lined Sphinx Moth Eggs -- Hyles lineata
***Pre-order. Shipping in June 2022.
****SHIPPING to ALL 50 States.
This species has eggs that hatch quickly. We always ship these eggs fresh, and Priority USPS.
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.)
White Lined Sphinx caterpillars develop really interesting colorations as they get bigger. Within a single brood, you may see a wide variety of "plaid" colorations. They have a lot of personality and may occasionally nip you if they don't feel like being handled. (Don't worry. It's not painful or dangerous.) They are earth pupators, so we recommend reading up in advance on different methods for accommodating them.
Rearing Notes: This species is relatively disease resistant when kept in clean conditions as a caterpillar. A great beginner species!
You will receive ten (10) or twenty (20) White Lined Sphinx Moth eggs per order
Eggs will hatch about 1 week after they are laid by the female.
We guarantee live eggs, and check for egg fertility by keeping some reserve ova.
Make sure that your mail arrives in a cool location, or that someone is there to meet them on arrival. (Eggs can cook in the sun, and we only refund if our reserve eggs don't hatch)
Caterpillars will need plenty of leaves to munch on after hatching. Here are a few species of plants that work well: Grape, Virginia Creeper, Four O'Clock, Evening Primrose, Fireweed, etc. Other plants in similar families may be accepted. Artificial diet (Hornworm Chow) has been successful with this species for winter rearing.
If you have additional questions, please email. We will do our best to reply to questions as time permits. Please be patient, as we're busy rearing large quantities of hungry caterpillars all season, and sometimes will be out collecting for days at a time too.