Five Spotted Sphinx Moth (Hummingbird Moth) EGGS -- LIVE Moth eggs
Five Spotted Sphinx Moth Eggs -- Manduca quinquemaculata
****Shipping to all 50 states. No permits required for this species****
We do have some pupae, and hope to have eggs either in spring or summer 2021. This will be updated when available, but the first brood may be limited. Not a guarantee for 2021. The main update will be on our Facebook page.
Also known from its larvae as the Tomato Hornworm, this very beautiful and interesting hummingbird moth, is common throughout eastern Oregon and Washington and occurs in the other 48 states in varying numbers.
This species is relatively disease resistant when kept in clean conditions as a caterpillar. A great beginner species!
You will receive ten (10) Five Spotted 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. They feed in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family of plants, so Tomato and Potato leaves work well. Artificial diet can also be used.
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.