cecropias- double brood

dchaffee at gvi.net dchaffee at gvi.net
Fri Jul 17 01:16:07 EDT 1998

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998 02:11:29 -0500, "Sheena" <sessie at juno.com> wrote:

>I am raising cecropias, it is the middle of July and already I have some in
>the 5th instar. They seem to be growing faster than normal. At the rate they
>are going, the larger ones will be making cocoons soon. If they make cocoons
>so early, is there a possibility of a double brood, and if so, what will
>happen? I live in Minnesota, so I'm not sure what would happen if there is a
>double brood. I have never heard of this before with cecropias. Maybe there
>won't be though. Can anyone help me?

None of the hyalophoras are double brooded.  Cecropias spinning up 
in July is quite the norm. Good luck-

Dan Chaffee
Kansas City, Mo.

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