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Actias luna, or the Luna moth, eggs are available for Ohio residents only. These gorgeous moths are very easy and fun to raise. They're one of our favorites for sure!


Eggs will typically hatch within a week when available so eggs are available for a limited time only. Once the caterpillars hatch, they will need Sweet Gum, Black Walnut, or Birch leaves and plenty of it for two to three weeks while they grow. Other host plants exist but these are their favorites. Keep in mind silkmoths like Lunas only live for a week or two after they emerge from their cocoon and they may decide to overwinter depending on the time of year when they spin their cocoon.


***This species should not be released into the wild***


Each order is for a dozen eggs that will be shipped in a small container the caterpillars can hatch out in. They will need to be transferred to a larger container with food after hatching. We do not recommend putting leaves in with the unhatched eggs. This could kill the eggs from the gas the plant material gives off. If you have any questions while raising your lunas, we're always happy to help but also recommend trying the website for Bart Coppens,

Luna Moth Eggs - OHIO ONLY

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