Samia cynthia FEMALE - HALF MOON SILK MOTH, Ailanthus Silk Moth

Samia cynthia FEMALE - HALF MOON SILK MOTH
Item #:
Sat300F
Origin:
Yilan City, Taiwan
Sex:
F
AKA:
Ailanthus Silk Moth
Quality:
A1
Size mm:
85
Price:
$8.95
Samia cynthia or The Ailanthus Silk Moth is a tan brown silk moth with faint pink highlights and crescent moon patches in each wing. These moths are primarily used for the production of silk fabric, attempts of domestication of these moths is ongoing, however, not as successful as the Eri Silk Moth, a subspecies of the S.cynthia moth, S. c. ricini. The adults do not feed, but can be found in cities and suburbs, or areas where their hostplants "ailanthus" are located.  

These female moths are a darker brown wing color and their abdomen are bigger in size compared to their male counterparts. 
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