Ceanothus Silkmoth EGGS -- LIVE Moth eggs
Ceanothus Silkmoth EGGS -- LIVE Moth eggs

Ceanothus Silkmoth EGGS -- LIVE Moth eggs

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Ceanothus Silkmoth Eggs -- Hyalophora euryalus

***Pre-order.  Shipping in May/June 2022.

****SHIPPING to WA, OR, ID, MT, CA, and NV only.

The second largest giant silkmoth in the Pacific Northwest.  Caterpillars get HUGE.

This species has the potential to be relatively challenging if kept in unclean conditions.  Cut hostplant and airy outside conditions at the third larval shedding onwards are important to prevent disease.  A good supply of fresh food is also important.  It's recommended to not crowd them.  Using a caterpillar sleeve is highly recommended.

Item Details:

  • You will receive ten (10) Ceanothus Silkmoth eggs per order
  • Eggs will hatch about 2 weeks 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.  There is a long list of possible hardwood and softwood leaves that they may accept (See list at the bottom), and make sure to have several options available and see which leaves they choose.  Here, we raise them on Chokecherry.

General Directions for working with eggs: Raising Caterpillars From Eggs

  • 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.

Possible hostplants to try:

Maple
Alder
Serviceberry
Manzanita
Birch
Buck/Deer brush
Ceanothus
Snowbrush
Tamarack
Sweetgum
Apple
Spruce
Bittercherry
Wild cherry
Chokecherry -- (We use this every year successfully)
Douglas fir
Bitterbrush
Oak
California coffeeberry
Hollyleaf buckthorn
Cascara
Sumac
Currant
Wild Rose
Willow
Lilac