Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae

Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae
Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae
Availability: Spring 2017
Price: £15.95
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Description

Aglia tau melania


The first adults to emerge this spring gave us a real surprise! Take a look at just how melanic they are!
 

Melania is a rare melanic form of the Tau Emperor, where much of the normal orange colour is suffused or even replaced with black. These come from central Europe and we have not had this form before. Melania is for those who like an unusual species.  The pupae emerge in April. Breeding is very easy. The larvae feed on a variety of trees which include Lime, Hawthorn, Oak, Beech, Willows and Sallows.