Ceanothus Silkmoth Resin Earrings -- Hyalophora euryalus (kasloensis)
The second largest silkmoth in the Pacific Northwest, we raise a large brood of these each season. Cocoons also also typically available in winter for shipping inside Oregon.
Chonky, colorful caterpillars feed on a variety of different trees. The dark brown rough silk cocoons overwinter.
We bring females up the Umatilla RIver in spring for outbreeding. They emit a pheremone to attract wild males, and early in the morning we collect the female and wild male. That evening they separate and the female lays 200-300 eggs. The process begins again.
- Choose forewing or hindwing.
- Wings have a gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
- Very lightweight.
- For earrings, choose .925 Sterling Silver or hypoallergenic niobium earwires. Niobium is less shiny and contains no nickel. See picture.
- Made for you item. May take a week or so from order to shipping.