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Anisota cats & eggs

Posted by TreeRoots 6b TN (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 23, 13 at 15:50

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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RE: Anisota cats & eggs

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.


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RE: Anisota cats & eggs

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

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


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RE: Anisota cats & eggs

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


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