Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 10 larvae

Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 10 larvae
Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 10 larvae Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 10 larvae Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 10 larvae
Availability: May/June
Price: £12.95
   - OR -   
Description

Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri

This is the most magnificent form of the Marsh Fritillary – very large, boldly marked and the brightest colouring and pattern of all. Beckeri occurs in parts of Spain, Portugal and North Africa. This stock is from Portugal. The larvae feed on Honeysuckle, Snowberry, and some Knapweeds and Scabious. In the wild these hibernate. It may be possible to keep these warm and with longer day length to get them to develop and produce butterflies again this year. This has not yet been tried.