Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

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Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

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Product Name Price Qty
Polyphemus Moth - Medium Larvae - Set of 12 *DOES NOT INCLUDE HOST PLANT*
$54.00

Out of stock

Polyphemus Moth Large Caterpillars -Set of 6 *DOES NOT INCLUDE HOST PLANT*
$36.00

Out of stock

Polyphemus Moth Cocoon - Set of 3
$30.00

Quick Overview

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Medium caterpillars will take three to four weeks to reach pupation size, and large caterpillars will take two to three weeks. The only difference between medium and large larvae is their age. Polyphemus Moths can only be released in Florida. In all other states they must stay in an enclosure during their entire life cycle. 


Adult Polyphemus Moth Wing Span:


5 3/4 - 6 1/2  inches

Polyphemus Moth


Antheraea polyphemus


 Experience the wonder of metamorphosis! If purchasing larvae, they will need a food source when they arrive. You may purchase your host plant from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm or from a local plant nursery. Here at Shady Oak we sell Oak Trees to feed Polyphemus Moths. If ordering elsewhere, be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide BT. One 6" potted plant will typically feed 2 larvae. 


** Moths can eat a great deal during the larval stage. Please be certain you have the correct amount of host plants if you are ordering larvae. **

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SHADY OAK BUTTERFLY FARM'S GUARANTEE

In order to qualify for our guarantee, we must be contacted the day your order is received. If it is after business hours, we require pictures and a message about the issue emailed to officeteam@buyabutterfly.com and/or leave a message at 877-485-2458.  To allow extra time for customers to provide pictures, we permit an additional 24 hours for pictures of damaged product(s) to be emailed to officeteam@buyabutterfly.com .

If Shady Oak is not contacted about any issues by phone or email the day of package delivery, the guarantee is void. If pictures are not received within 36 hours of package delivery, the guarantee is void.

RELEASE BUTTERFLIES

 All Release Butterflies must be shipped Next Day Air.

• Please plan on being at the delivery location when UPS arrives with your shipment. If your package is left outside on a porch or step, ants or heat may kill the butterflies. Shady Oak is not responsible for any shipments that are not signed for.

 Butterflies must be checked once they arrive. If you determine a problem of any kind, notify Shady Oak immediately by phone or email. Shady Oak must be notified of any death the day of receipt to qualify for guarantee. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message AND send an email to our office.

If the contents are damaged, please do not destroy box or contents before contacting Shady Oak. We will require a photograph to determine what happened during shipment.

PLANTS

Plants must be checked once they arrive. If you determine a problem of any kind, notify Shady Oak immediately by phone or email. Shady Oak must be notified the day of receipt to qualify for guarantee. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message AND send an email to our office.

If the contents are damaged, please do not destroy box or contents before contacting Shady Oak. We will require a photograph to determine what happened during shipment.

Plants that spend more than 2 days in transit may drop leaves and wilt. Therefore, Shady Oak cannot guarantee healthy plants for shipping methods that take longer than two days. Suggested shipping methods are as follows: Ground shipping will usually take 1-2 days to the following states: FL, GA, LA, MS, AL, KY, TN, SC, NC, and VA. We recommend choosing Second Day Air or Next Day Air for all other states.

LARVAE, CHRYSALISES, KITS

Please plan on being at the delivery location when UPS arrives with your shipment. If your package is left outside on a porch or step, ants or heat may kill the butterflies. Shady Oak is not responsible for any shipments that are not signed for.

•Items must be checked once they arrive. If you determine a problem of any kind, notify Shady Oak immediately by phone or email. Shady Oak must be notified the day of receipt to qualify for guarantee. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message AND send an email to our office.

•If the contents are damaged, please do not destroy box or contents before contacting Shady Oak. We will require a photograph to determine what happened during shipment.

For heath reasons, live eggs, larvae, and chrysalises should not be in transit for more than 2 days. Therefore, Shady Oak cannot guarantee shipping methods that take longer than two days. Suggested shipping methods are as follows: Ground shipping will usually take 1-2 days to the following states: FL, GA, LA, MS, AL, KY, TN, SC, NC, and VA. We recommend choosing Second Day Air or Next Day Air for all other states.

Although Shady Oak’s guarantee is void after the day of receipt, we wish to be of help if you run into any problems during your butterfly experience. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We will gladly help troubleshoot to determine the cause of any issues. Photographs and descriptions of your rearing environment and caterpillars will be very useful in these situations.