Anisota cats & eggs

TreeRootsAugust 23, 2013

I found some at work today... I brought them home to attempt to raise. Not knowing what they were, I google'd around and found out that they are Anisota moths, a large pink moth in the family of the Luna moth (I think).

If anyone has ever raised these before, some input on them would be appreciated. I'll have to make a net to put them in, as my other two have my swallowtail pupaes in them.

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Anisota does belong to the Silkworm family, as well as Luna Moths. I've never raised them either, but I know they like oak leaves and make a cocoon out of leaves and silk.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 4:49PM
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KC Clark - Zone 2012-6a OH

They are in subfamily Ceratocampinae, like rosy maples, regals, and imperials.

I believe bananasinohio is the only person here who raises them.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 4:56PM
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KC Clark - Zone 2012-6a OH

I've always read that the mature caterpillars pupate underground.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 5:05PM
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