Canadian anter's Saturniidae and Sphingidae journal

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PostCanadian anter on 1/4/2017, 1:54 pm

As of now, all of my pupae are in the fridge and this journal will most likely not be updated until spring. However, since I just figured out pictures, I thought I would post them.

Luna moths (Actias luna)



Larch silkmoth (Hyalophora columbia)



Cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia)



Cynthia moth (Samia cynthia)



io moth (Automeris io)



Promethea moth (Callosamia promethea)



Rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda



Now you may have noticed that it says Saturnnidae and Sphingidae in the title yet there are no Sphingidae yet. This is because I am currently in the process of arranging a trade for eggs.

Possible future species may be the
Achemon sphinx moth, the white lined sphinx moth, The Pandorus sphinx moth, Polyphemeus moths, Imperial moths and Actias isis and Antherea yamamai (one of my favourites)


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Postmothman27 on 1/4/2017, 3:26 pm

Very nice. Maybe we could trade ova next year??? Smile
I am interested in the H. columbia and possibly some others.
I will possibly have in the spring:
Automeris zephyria - very beautiful and scarce(see photo)
Hyalophora cecropia
Callosamia promethea
Citheronia splendens - Uncommon
Antheraea polyphemus
Actias luna
Anisota virginiensis - Not often offered
Amphion floridensis - Some already promised, not often offered.
Eacles imperialis pini (I assume this is what you get up north)
Several sphingidae

Actias isis, nice! Those are some of the best bugs ever! Laws in the US don't permit raising them here unfortunately.


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PostT.C. on 1/4/2017, 5:21 pm

Image problem fixed, for this post and all future posts as well for all members. Also, are you making a journal out of this and going to continue to update? If so I could move it to the journals section if you would like.

Them Rosy Maple moths cocoons, I got one behind a sign on a tree. Super fun to keep. Do you know if they can eat Oak tree leaves? That's where the sign was, on a oak tree and in this area it's mostly just oaks. So i was curious if they ate oak leaves or not?

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PostCanadian anter on 1/4/2017, 6:33 pm

I could easily get Anisota virginiensis. Problem is, I am only willing to trade legally. The species I put as possible future species are all species that I am interested in getting AND have found a legal source near me. If you would like to trade, do something to make it legal. PS I forgot to include Hyalophora euryalus
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Postmothman27 on 1/4/2017, 6:56 pm

I see. I was not aware of the rules for Canada. I am only willing because the species are all native to some part of the US. Do you know Bill Oelkhe (P.E.I.)? Do you want an export permit or something? Not sure how I would "make it legal" since I don't know the rules for Canada.
euryalus are nice too.

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PostCanadian anter on 1/4/2017, 7:42 pm

Iwould needyou to get an import license (which is SUPER hard in the US) i do know Bill Oehlke.
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Postmothman27 on 1/4/2017, 8:34 pm

That's what I figured. I looked into it in the past but decided to settle (for now) with the USA species, after all there are lots of nice ones.

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PostCanadian anter on 1/5/2017, 11:19 am

@T.C. wrote:Image problem fixed, for this post and all future posts as well for all members. Also, are you making  a journal out of this and going to continue to update? If so I could move it to the journals section if you would like.

Them Rosy Maple moths cocoons, I got one behind a sign on a tree. Super fun to keep. Do you know if they can eat Oak tree leaves? That's where the sign was, on a oak tree and in this area it's mostly just oaks. So i was curious if they ate oak leaves or not?

Tc, what you found was most likely a Catacola pupa. Dryocampa go a fair distance underground. If it doesn't have a sharp cremaster than it is either a sphinx or a catacola moth.
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PostCanadian anter on 1/19/2017, 9:53 pm

Sad today i checked the cocoons and one of the cynthia hatched. however they were in the frdge in the middle of january so it was already dead. I have negotiated a little and I might get Antherea yamamai in the spring
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PostT.C. on 1/22/2017, 10:27 am

Sorry to hear it. Antherea yamamai is real cool though.

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