Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae

Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae
Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae Camberwell Beauty antiopa 10 larvae
Availability: May/June 2018
Price: £16.95
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Description

Camberwell Beauty (Mourning Cloak) 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!

 

Early orders for larvae have been supplied. The next larvae are due in July. 

 

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. When it is possible to sleeve the larvae, we recommend this above keeping on cut food, but in wet summers the larvae easily succumbe to disease. It is a good idea to cover the sleeve with polythene to protect from rain, but don't wrap polythene around the sleeve. The just need a roof or umbrella, with plenty of ventilation all round. 

 

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

 

Please order immediately: orders will be sent in strict rotation.