Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae

Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae
Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 5 pupae
Availability: June/July
Price: £29.00
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Description

Camberwell Beauty Nymphyalis antiopa

 

This species is most difficult to obtain, and supplies have almost impossible for several seasons. Thanks to a new breeder, last year we supplied a large number of larvae and pupae, and we hope and expect to again this season. PLEASE BOOK EARLY!

 

Camberwell Beauty larvae feed on Sallow Salix caprea, Willows, Birch and some other trees. The larvae are gregarious nearly until pupation when they are most handsome with long  branched spines and wonderful contrasting red  blotches on the black ground colour. 

 

Supplies of pupae are dependent on good rearing weather, so there is an element of uncertainty until the larvae reach pupation.

 

To avoid the possibility of mixing geographical races please don't release these in the wild.