Actias chapae host plant

Actias chapae (Mell, 1950)
Suitable host plants:
Pinus abies (“Norway spruce”)
Pinus sylvestris (“Scots pine”)
Pinus massoniana (“Horsetail pine”)
Pinus sp.

Recommendations: There is a strong suspicion that in the wild, this species exclusively feeds on coniferous trees, a common habit for some montane species of moon moths.  Which exact species it prefers in it’s natural habitat is however not very well known. But one thing is clear; in captivity they feed on a wide variety of Pinus, and potentially even Abies.

Common name: “Celestial moon moth”
Distribution: Vietnam, China, other parts of Indochina

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Citations: Coppens, B. 2019


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