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(Antheraea
Silkmoth
saturniid
Chinese Oak Silkmoth
Antheraea pernyi
saturniidae
Oak
Chinese
antennae
antenna
lepidoptera
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Chinese Oak Silkmoth (Antheraea pernyi)

Chinese Oak Silkmoth (Antheraea pernyi)
Reared at home from an egg.

Bjarne Stokke, Janet Brien, Jeanne, Ruth S Hart have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
WOW! love the detail on this one, you must be so proud
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly… has replied to Ruth S Hart
Thank you Ruth. :-) I suppose I am, what with being its "father". ;-)
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
It's so fascinating in such detail. Well reared. As children, way back in the 1950s we kept silk moth that fed on mulberry leaves. They did well. I seem to remember that we had them for several life cycles, certainly more than one anyway..
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly… has replied to Monica Meeneghan
Many thanks Monica. :-) Yes, the mulberry silkworm is well known for being a fun one to rear, with quite a few generations possible I understand before inbreeding becomes a problem.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle macro
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly… has replied to Jeanne
Merci beaucoup Jeanne. :-)
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
WOW!!! Dean, this is exquisite!!! Simply magnificent, the details are amazing.

I some pictures of a silk moth we found in our shop and were just blown away by the size of it, so beautiful!!!

www.ipernity.com/search/photo?q=silkworm&w=290645&t=0&lic=&s=0
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly… has replied to Janet Brien
Thank you very much Janet. :-) I'll now check out your pics. :-)
4 years ago.