***Check back in late January 2022 for pre-ordering ****SHIPPING to ALL 50 States. USDA permits not required for this species.
A lovely hummingbird moth, common throughout the lower 48 states and the Pacific Northwest. Typically seen at dusk nectaring on various flowers, we also see these flying during the day throughout the Columbia Basin.
This species is relatively disease resistant when kept in clean conditions as a caterpillar. A great beginner species!
You will receive ten (10) 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.