Rhodinia verecunda






a smaller species, with a wingspan of approximately ten centimeter


late autumn, early winter (November - December) depending on local conditions. Eggs overwinter

Food plants:

Corylus, Quercus (white oaks, not red oaks)


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 longer. Ready to pupate within 5 to 6 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. After summer, keep the cocoons in a cool, unheated room (but frost free), to trigger the moths to emerge end of the year.


getting the eggs through winter