In past years, we’ve raised Luna moths at Shamrock. This year, after the discovery of a mated Polyphemus pair here in Plaza Midwood, we may switch to Polyphemus.
Like Lunas, Polyphemous moths are some of the biggest moths around. They don’t look much like Lunas, but their caterpillars follow the same growth patterns. So if you’re interested in raising Polyphemous cats, please consult the directions for Lunas: http://www.shamrockgardens.org/luna-moths/.
Polyphemous moth cats have a broad range of potential food: they can eat some oak and maple leaves as well as sweetgum, and nut leaves such as pecan and hickory.