Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae 12 eggs

Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae 12 eggs
Availability: November
Price: £12.95
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Description

Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae

Orders have been supplied. Our breeder hopes to have a few more available in a couple of weeks or so.

Overwintering eggs contain a formed larva inside. Store cold for the winter and let the larvae hatch in spring. Supplies are limited. Eggs of virgaureae have not been offered by WWB before.

The male is brilliant fiery copper all over. Females bear striking patterns in black. Both sexes have a sandy orange underside, with a distinguishing line of white spots. The Scarce Copper is widespread in eastern Europe and much of Scandinavia, but in western Europe it occurs only in small areas. This Copper is single brooded, flying in mid to late summer, The larva feeds on several species of Sorrel. They are likely to accept Dock in captivity.