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.

As of September 10, 2016, I Actias luna cocoons at $5.50 CDN each, Antheraea polyphemus cocoons at $6.60 CDN each, Callosamia promethea cocoons at $6.00 CDN each, Hyalophora cecropia cocoons at 7.70 CDN each, Hyalophora columbia cocoons at $7.70 each.

I still have some Pachysphinx modesta pupae at $5.00 CDN and I still have Dryocampa rubicunda pupae at $4.00 each.

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

Still available within Canada as of September 10, 2016:

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, 2016, for US distribution, I currently anticipate the following items will available: Actias luna at 5.75US, Agapema homogena at 8.80US, Antheraea polyphemus $5.75US, Automeris io $5.75US, Callosamia promethea $5.75US, Eacles imperialis $18.10US, and Samia cynthia $5.75US.

Hyalophora cecropia $7.50 are in very low numbers and may not be available unless I can find an additional source. You may request them, but I may not be able to supply them. I also expect to have Citheronia regalis pupae, but numbers have yet to be determined, and WLSS members will have first crack at them.

I also anticipate pupae of the following butterflies: Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes asterius) $6.00US, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus) $5.75 US and Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) $5.75US. Shipping and handling to US destinations from within the US is a flat fee of $9.00 whether you order one item or twenty items, etc.

If you wish to purchase livestock, please send all of the following information in your initial email enquiry via email to oehlkew@islandtelecom.com:
1) Complete shipping address
2) Species and quantities desired
3) Desired payment method: personal check, cashier's check, Paypal.

Always confirm availability of stock, preferably by email, before sending payment. Livestock only is available. Dead specimens are not sold; referrals are not provided. I deal exclusively with North American species.

Order early before supplies are depleted. The best time to order is usually early October for US customers. All USA cocoon/chrysalid/pupae orders must include one $9.00 (2016 rate for shipping within US) postage and handling fee for the entire order. In Canada the postage amount will vary depending upon the size of the order and your actual address. I cannot give you a price quote without that information.

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.

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
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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.