We are still selling cocoons and pupae in early spring of 2020. Egg sales will begin in late March of 2020.

In April-May, 2020, we expect to have some spring brood Actias luna cocoons for sale from Alabama. They are expected to emerge before the end of June, 2020, possibly with some emerging by mid June. For distribution in US only at $5.50 US/cocoon with one shipping and handling fee of $10.00 whether you order one cocoon or twenty cocoons. etc.. Send email with your complete name and shipping address and payment method to Bill Oehlke.

Visit Egg and Sleeve Prices, Spring and Summer 2020; updated/posted, March 16, 2020

Visit Cocoons and Pupae Prices, Spring 2020; posted March 16, 2020; will be updated monthly. As of March 20, 2020, all we have left in Canada are pupae of two Sphingidae species: Pachysphinx modesta and Smerinthus cerisyi, both at $5.00/pupa plus shipping and handling. Currently all we have for sale to US destinations are very nice Hyalophora cocoons at $7.50 US/cocoon, a very limited supply of Hemileuca nuttalli pupae, only four pairs left at $10.00/pair plus shipping, and we stil have two io cocons at $5.50/cocoon plus shipping.

There will be a larger selection of cocoons and pupae for USA in the fall, and I hope to have the 2020-2021 USA pricelist updated by September 1, 2020

GIANT MOTHS (SATURNIIDAE) OF
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA

Antheraea polyphemus moth.
Photo by Dan MacKinnon for Bill Oehlke

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LIVESTOCK FOR SALE: Yes, I sell livestock (eggs and cocoons/pupae) of North American Saturniidae and livestock (pupae) of North American Sphingidae
OUTDOOR REARING TECHNIQUES
COCOON/PUPA CARE: How to successfully keep your cocoons alive and healthy through the diapuase (dormant period) of the winter months.
Actias luna rearing techniques.

Bill Oehlke rears the moths, indigenous to P.E.I., Canada, pictured below. Click on any of the smaller images to see a larger image of the adult, an image of a fifth instar caterpillar, and to read about distribution, flight times, broods, scenting, mating, caterpillar food plants, etc. He sells livestock of those species in Canada.

Bill also works with a number of experienced breeders in the United States who provide livestock for distribution with in the United States. Visit the Livestock page to see prices and lists of what is available.


luna moth


cecropia moth


columbia moth


polphemus moth

Livestock is available to zoos, museums, research centers, hobbyists, etc..

HYALOPHORA CECROPIA: INDOOR REARING DISPLAYS AND GENERAL NOTES.

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