White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth
White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth

White Lined Sphinx Moth PUPAE -- LIVE Moth

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 White Lined Sphinx Moth Pupae -- Hyles lineata

****SHIPPING to ALL 50 States.

****Sold out for 2023, Available again in November 2024.  Possibly available as a summer pupa in July 2024.

White Lined Sphinx are lovely hummingbird moths, common throughout the lower 48 states and the Pacific Northwest.  Typically active at dusk nectaring on various flowers, we also see these flying during the day throughout the Columbia Basin. When they hold still long enough, the distinctive pink coloring on their hindwings is gorgeous. (It's pretty as a fast-moving blur, too.) 

Item Details:

  • You will receive one live White Lined Sphinx pupae 
  • Pupae will be verified live and healthy before shipment.
  • Pupae are diapausing, and will hatch/eclose in spring 2024.
  • Packed like royalty and carefully shipped.
  • We guarantee shipping a live pupa. Because this is a live animal, there are no other guarantees after shipment.

General Directions:

  • Keep inside in a pop-up tent/rearing cage (also available on our site), on top of paper towel.
  • Mist daily, as inside air is quite dry.
  • Around Thanksgiving/End of November, place the pupa into a sealed container and into the refrigerator. (It's key to do this before winter solstice)
  • Keep in the fridge at approximately 38F, venting monthly for a few minutes and removing any visible moisture.
  • Remove pupa from the fridge in spring, about 3 weeks prior to the natural flight of this species in the region. We typically remove White Lined Sphinx around May 1st.
  • Again place pupa in pop-up tent on a layer of paper towel. Mist daily.
  • Pupa should eclose (hatch) in 3-6 weeks.
  • This species prefers warmth to assist in eclosion, so try to keep temperatures above 70F if possible.  On our farm we usually keep them around 80F.
  • Wild release
  • There are many resources and online groups to handle questions about live butterflies and moths and pupae care. Send us an email if you get stuck :)

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