Antheraeaopsis formosana (Sonan, 1937)

Suitable host plants:
Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae) “Camphor tree”
Lindera megaphylla (Lauraceae) “Spicewood tree”
Machilus thunbergii (Lauraceae)”Bay tree”

Recommendations: Antheraeopsis formosana seems to feed exclusively on plants from the Lauraceae family. Attempts to raise it on alternatives have consistently failed. In the wild, it seems to strongly favour Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora). Experimentation with alternative Lauraceae has also been unsuccessful so far, with larvae outright refusing or not growing well on other host plants such as Persea or Sassafras. For guaranteed success, a supply of Cinnamomum camphora is critical. Sometimes still under old name “Antheraea formosensis/Antheraea formosana”

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Citations: Coppens, B. 2019


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