Thank you! Breeding specimen means they have been reared from egg, or caterpillar to adult moth. It is sometimes possible to make those moths mate and get a new generation, but it is not so easy sometimes. It is possible with males and females of the same species, of course. Some breeders sometimes attempt hybridization between parent species but it is very difficult and as far I am concerned I do not do that.
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Chez moi, issu de cocons que j'avais achetés. Ce papillon incroyable est originaire de Madagascar. Il faut t'imaginer qu'il fait quasiment 20 cm d'envergure et presque 30 cm des antennes jusqu'au bout des "queues" des ailes. C'est vraiment une merveille de la nature. On peut en voir assez souvent dans les serres à papillons tropicaux.
Yes it is an incredible creature. This moth lives in the wild only in some mountainous places of Madagascar. It is very scarce. But we can find in Europe some breeding specimen, that's what I had. To see this amazing moth emerging from its cocoon is really a wonderful spectacle!
I can imagine that But I guess you need special plants and stuff to be able to do that! My most beauty moth I captured have been the white Ermine and a green moth both in my gallery I think its moth amazing how beautiful butterflies and moth are in some countries. Like the american Lunar moth or the big blue metallic butterfly (allways forget the name ) or yours!!
Well, to breed that requires some care indeed. This particular species is quite difficult to breed. As far I'm concerned, I just bought the cocoons. Nevertheless, I know some breeders who succeeded in rearing this moth from the egg to the adult. The caterpillars can feed on Eucalyptus gunnii or Rhus cotinus, which can be found rather easily in plant stores. But they eat a huge quantity of leaves! And they become really enormous before silking their cocoons. It's quite impressive.