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I would attempt to utilize it only if prefered hosts are not available.
Papilio (Pterourus) glaucus
If you have had success utilizing this host for any Saturniidae species, please let me know. Thanks. Bill Oehlke.
Tilia americana has an oval to irregular shape with spreading branches. It is a medium to large deciduous tree growing to a height of about seventy feet. Trunks are usually quite straight.
Alternate leaves are four to eight inches long with a broad heart shape. Foliage is dark green above, pale green or silvery underneath. The fall colour is poor, i.e., green or yellowish, often with a brown cast.
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