LIVESTOCK AND SUPPLIES

All materials listed can be ordered via email to Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com or via regular mail:

Bill Oehlke
P.O. Box 476
155 Peardon Road
Montague, PE, C0A 1R0
Canada

I ship to both Canadian and United States destinations, but availability and prices differ between the two countries as I do not ship across the border. In Canada I ship what has been reared in Canada. In the US I (or a US shipping partner) ship from within the US what has been reared by fellow breeders within the US.

Canadian section in red below the Canadian flag; United States section in blue below the US flag.

I live on Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada and usually rear the six indigenous Saturniidae species during the summer, and I offer livestock of same from September (best month to order within Canada) into early winter: Actias luna, Anisota virginiensis, Antheraea polyphemus, Dryocampa rubicunda, Hyalophora cecropia, Hyalophora columbia. All Anisota vrginiensis are sold out already. I only had a very small number of those.

Sorry, as of October, 2017, I am completely sold out of close to 1500 cocoons in Canada.

Shipping costs within Canada vary, based on the size of your order and your actual destination. Please be sure to include your complete shipping address with your initial enquiry to oehlkew@islandtelecom.com

Canadian Saturniidae: Silkmoths

Actias luna one of the most trouble free silkmoths to rear.
Strongly recommended for beginners.
Does well indoors or out. $5.50CDN/cocoon
still available

Cocoons of Antheraea polyphemus Easy to rear on oak, maple, birch. $6.60CDN still available

Callosamia promethea cocoons hang from trees throughout the winter and are easy to find.
Females: brown; males: black. $6.00 CDN/cocoon
still available

Dryocampa rubicunda. Rosy Maple Moth. Pupae sold as trios of 2 males & ` female
$11.00 CDN/trio
still available

Hyalophora columbia closely resemble cecropia. Larvae: three sets of red tubercles; willow; cherry; prefer juniper/tamarack/larch. $7.70 CDN

Hyalo. cecropia Our largest silkmoth. Larvae get humongous! $7.70CDN

SPHINGIDAE: HAWKMOTHS

Pachysphinx modesta, Modest Sphinx/Poplar Sphinx. Larvae are chunky and not as elongated as some of the other Sphingids.
$5.00 CDN



I also work with a number of experienced breeders in the United States who rear livestock for me. I or one of my US shipping partners ships livestock from within the US to US destinations in the fall or winter. I will be posting a pricelist in early October, 2017, for US distribution.

If you are in US and would like to place an order, please send all of the following in your email to me:
1) Complete name and shipping address;
2) Species and quantities desired;
3) Your payment method: personal check or international money order in US funds; Paypal.

Do not send payment until I confirm your order.

I do anticipate being able to offer overwintering cocoons of
Actias luna at $6.00; discounted to 5.50 for ten or more;
Agapema homogena at $8.00; discounted to 7.50 for ten or more;
Antheraea polyphemus at $6.00; discounted to 5.50 for ten or more;
Automeris io at $5.50;
Callosamia promethea at $6.00; discounted to 5.50 for ten or more;
Hyalophora cecropia at $7.70; discounted to 7.00 for ten or more;
Samia cynthia at $6.60; discounted to 6.00 for ten or more;
I also do expect to be able to offer the following butterfly pupae:
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at 6.00; discounted to 5.50 for ten or more.

There will be one flat S & H fee of $9.00/order in US. S & H not only covers postage but all packing and record keeping that go into meeting your requests.

Bill Oehlke
Box 476
Montague, PE, C0A 1R0
Canada

Please use $1.25 postage on your payent envelope to me as that is the cost of sending letter mail to me from US to Canada.

Orders to US destinations will be shipped either from New Jersey or from Maine, starting November 2 until supplies run out.

Personal checks are preferred method of payment, but I can also except cashier's checks drawn on a US bank, international money orders in US funds, or payment by Paypal. I am not set up to handle any payments by credit cards.

There is a discount of approximately 10% on most items (cocoons, chrysalids and pupae) for all members of the WORLD'S LARGEST SATURNIIDAE SITE club. Details at http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/indexos.htm

United States Saturniidae: Silkmoths

The following species are usually available in the fall, but many species quickly sell out. Refer to the list above to see what is still available as of October 18, 2017, and to see 2017-2018 prices.

Actias luna one of the most trouble free silkmoths to rear.
Strongly recommended for beginners.
Does well indoors or out. $5.75/cocoon
expected

Agapema homogena $8.80/cocoon
seldom offered; interesting, golden, very porous cocoon
expected

Cocoons of Antheraea polyphemus Easy to rear on oak, maple, birch. $5.75 expected

Ouch! Automeris io larvae feed in groups, can give nasty sting.
Females: reddish-brown forewings; males: yellow. $5.75 still available

Callosamia promethea cocoons hang from trees throughout the winter and are easy to find.
Females: brown; males: black. $5.75/cocoon
expected

Callosamia angulifera: Tulip Tree Moth. Caterpillars feed on Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip tree) $6.75 not expected in 2016-2017

Citheronia regalis, Hickory Horned Devil, real beauty, larvae approach six inches.
$18.10/pair of pupae expected
Complete care online at....
Click for Regalis Notes
Click for Emergence Cage
Click for
Ovrwntrng Care

Dryocampa rubicunda. Rosy Maple Moth. Pupae sold as trios of 2 males & ` female
$11.00 CDN/trio
not available in US

Eacles imperialis $18.10/per pair of pupae
Like regalis this one is an earth pupator from the Ceratocampinae subfamily
still available

Samia cynthia was introduced into U.S. in late 1800's to establish a silk industry. Populations are in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey. $5.75 expected

Hyalophora columbia closely resemble cecropia. Larvae: three sets of red tubercles; willow; cherry; prefer juniper/tamarack/larch. $6.75 not available in US

Hyalo. cecropia. Larvae get humongous! $7.50
expected

PAPILIONIIDAE: BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes asterius, larvae are often found in the garden on carrots, parsley, celery and related plants. expected $6.00

Spicebush Swallowtail females have powdery blue scales on lower wings; males are adorned wth green scales. Larvae hide by day in a leaf furl. expected $5.75

Tiger Swallowtails like to drink at mud puddles and along river banks as well as nectar at flowers.

sexpected $5.75

Zebra Swallowtails real beauties with strongly contrasting pale yellow (almost white) forewings with black stripes. Pawpaw feeders. $6.00 not available 2016-2017

The following are also available in US for orders placed before October 15:

Sphingidae: Pachysphinx modesta from Colorado; $6.00/pupa
Arctiidae: I also sell Saturniidae eggs in the spring and summer and will, in early spring 2017, post a link to an egg price list from this page.

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WLSS members should visit the "Mothly" newsletter on WLSS site for pricelist and availability.