Chinese Oak Silk Moth

Chris Conlan conlan at
Sat May 30 15:59:43 EDT 1998

Chinese Oak Silk Moth is the name generally used for Antheraea pernyi.
These larvae will spin cocoons among the leaves when they are full grown.
If you have raised A. polyphemus before then treat them pretty much the
same.  The moths usually hatch within a month or so but may diapause for
considerably longer.  Since these are not native it is best to keep them
confined to a cage or house when they emerge.  They mate very easily as
adults if you wish to obtain more livestock.  Good luck.


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