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#1 Beetlebee

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

Hello! I bought some eggs and was told they all had multiple host plant species. Now I have someone telling me that these three species are very picky and only eat off a few certain plants. I'm very worried I am going to kill all my eggs!! Have any of you reared these before and had luck raising them well? What plants did you use?

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

My Cecropias eat willow.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

Know this is old, but of those three species only Cynthia is extraordinarily picky. The only plant it thrives on is ailanthus. Cecropia and promethea have distinct favorites that they do best on (wild black cherry you can never go wrong with, but some populations of promethea prefer sassafras or ash) but they'll both theoretically eat a huge variety of plants including most fruit trees, elm, maple, lilac, buttonbush and some others I'm forgetting.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:22 PM

My Cynthia are eating lilac leaves and loving it actually! My Cecropia are on willow leaves! And I don't have the Promethea anymore:(




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