Striped Hawk livornica Breeding stock of 5 pupae

Striped Hawk livornica Breeding stock of 5 pupae
Striped Hawk livornica Breeding stock of 5 pupae Striped Hawk livornica Breeding stock of 5 pupae
Availability: August/September
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Description

Striped Hawk Celerio livornica 

 

Moths breed best in a large cage with growing foodplant and a good source of nectar from fresh flowers, such as Buddleia and Valerian. Pairing is at night for a short time. Eggs are laid on the growing foodplant.

 

 

One of the great migrant Hawks, seldom seen in Britain. Larvae are remarkably easy to rear, and fast-growing.  Their fooplants are curiously assorted, but Dock is one of the easiest to provide. If you can provide growing food it is ideal but if not make sure the food is fresh and not wilting. The larvae also feed on Rosebay Willowherb, Evening Primrose, Vine and Virginia Creeper. Larvae are very varied in colour and pattern. In warm conditions the larvae take less than a month from hatching to pupation.