Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Another thing

Last night I also ordered some livestock from the Worldwide Butterflies website (http://www.wwb.co.uk/uk/) - 15 eggs/10 larvae of the Death's head hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos), 15 eggs/10 larvae of the Lime hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae), 30 eggs/20 larvae of the American Moon Moth, or Luna moth (Actias luna) and 5 cocoons of the Giant Atlas moth (Attacus atlas). None of these species are native in Ireland (the Death's head hawk is an occasional migrant, one being recorded in the north, in Letterkenny this year - it is an African moth after all), with the Death's head being an African and southern European, the Luna moth being North American, the Atlas moth being Indonesian, and the Lime hawk being english and European.

WWB is a good lepidoptera livestock company and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in breeding various British moths and butterflies, and exotic silkmoths from all over the world.

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