Rhodinia fugax




Japan and China (in several subspecies)


In between 5 and 8 cm, a fairly small Rhodinia


late autumn (October - December depending on local conditions). Eggs overwinter

Food plants:

Ceanothus, Rosaceae (Crataegus, Malus, Prunus, ...) also Salix, Quercus, Fagus, Castanaea, Ulmus, Phellodendron and Zelkova


Not difficult. Take the eggs out of the fridge as early as possible (not later then March). They go through the first instars rapidly, but the final instar takes much longer. Ready to pupate within 7 to 8 weeks. Keep dry, clean, at room temperature in well ventilated plastic containers when young and in a netted cage when they have reached the final instar. 


getting the eggs through winter