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.
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.