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Brimstone rhamni 5 pupae
Availability: June/July 2018


Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

 

 

The pupa is a remarkable and lovely shape. The butterflies hatch easily. Difficult to hibernate, but you can keep them for a while with fresh nectar flowers, and then release to hibernate and hopefully breed in your area. 

 

Resulting pupae produce butterflies this summer. They hibernate amongst ivy (when closed, the wings resemble ivy leaf undersides). They are difficult to hibernate in captivity so, by releasing the butterflies in summer sunshine, you may help to perpetuate the species each spring in your area.

  

£15.95
Brimstone rhamni 10 larvae
Availability: June 2018


Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

Both larvae and pupae are masters of camouflage. Quick growing, the larvae feed on Buckthorns Rhamnus catharticus or Frangula alnus. There are no substitutes, so locate some bushes in advance.

Resulting pupae produce butterflies this summer. They hibernate amongst ivy (when closed, the wings resemble ivy leaf undersides). They are difficult to hibernate in captivity so, by releasing the butterflies in summer sunshine, you may help to perpetuate the species each spring in your area.

 

 

 


£15.95
Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae
Availability: NOW


Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)
 

Take advantage of this good season and help native butterfly species. Have the fun of watching them develop, pupate and hatch. Then release the butterflies to enhance the local butterfly population.

The larvae live in tight clusters on the tips of nettle. When the larvae are larger, keep them caged on cut stems of nettle in a jar of water. Pupae are formed in a matter of weeks, hanging from the cage top. Butterflies emerge in about 3 weeks.  They can be kept for a few days in a cage with flowers for nectar, then released into the wild.

 

£25.00
High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe 50 eggs
Availability: Autumn 2018


High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe 20 eggs

A scarce species, difficult to obtain. Foodplant Violet leaves. These eggs will hibernate until mid to late winter, when you need to be ready with potted violet. Enclose the larvae on potted plants and protect from predators. Butterflies are produced next summer. 

VERY SPECIAL PRICE for a rare species!

£74.75 £25.00
High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe 20 eggs
Availability: Autumn 2018


High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe 20 eggs

A scarce species, difficult to obtain. Foodplant Violet leaves. These eggs will hibernate until mid to late winter, when you need to be ready with potted violet. Enclose the larvae on potted plants and protect from predators. Butterflies are produced next summer. 

VERY SPECIAL PRICE for a rare species!

 

£29.90 £12.95
Black Hairstreak S. pruni 50 eggs SPECIAL OFFER
Availability: Winter 2018-19


Black Hairstreak Strymonidia pruni 50 eggs

 

Available in 10's, 50's and 100's all at special prices for such a rarity!

 

The Black Hairstreak is one of Britain’s greatest rarities, occuring in very few localities, but doing well in them. Foodplant Blackthorn. We are pleased to be able to offer this very special species now as eggs which are stored cool until the buds open in spring.

 

A great rarity, an ideal and easy species to introduce and establish in Blackthorn stands.

 

During the spring hatching period, a combination of eggs and larvae may be sent, together with buds of foodplant, in which the larvae burrow to feed. 

 

 

On hatching, the young larvae need bursting buds to crawl into : not opened leaf like most other species.

 

 


 


 

£150.00 £75.00
Black Hairstreak pruni 5 pupae SPECIAL PRICE!
Availability: NOW only until 28 May 2018


Black Hairstreak Strymonidia pruni

 

 

Only available until Monday 28 May 2018

 

The Black Hairstreak is one of Britain’s greatest rarities, occuring in very few localities, but doing well in them. Foodplant Blackthorn. We are pleased to be able to offer this very special species now as pupae. 
 

 

£60.00 £50.00
Plastic Box Size 4 Medium Flat. Carton of 5
Availability: NOW



Plastic Box Size 4 Medium Flat. 125 x 80x 20mm Carton of 5

 

Clear vision in a nice flat box that is extremely useful to the breeder to hold larger numbers of eggs or small larvae. The flat shape is ideal for storing winter pupae in a small space and does not take up too much room in the fridge. Large enough to display exotic butterflies and moths. A very handy size.


 

 

£12.50
Plastic Box Size 5 Large. Pack of 2 SALE PRICE
Availability: NOW



Plastic Box Size 5 Large. 174 x 115 x 60mm  Pack of 2

 

For rearing larvae this is the perfect size. Plenty of room for growth. The boxes stack well. Ideal for storage of larger numbers of winter pupae and bulky cocoons. Clear vision all round makes this ideal for displaying specimens, particularly the chunky ones that require depth. 

 
 

 

£12.95 £10.95
Oak Hawk Marumba quercus PAIR of pupae
Availability: NOW


Oak Hawk Marumba quercus pupae

A very special European rarity. A much sought after species. Pairings are not difficult. The larvae feed on Oaks, with a preference for Evergreen Oaks. Pupae emerge in  summer.

Click on picture of dried Oak leaves to see remarkable camouflage 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

£14.00
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk H fuciformis male pupae  SPECIAL PRICE
Availability: NOW


Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Hemaris fuciformis

 

5 male pupae normally £25.95 NOW £19.95

 

During the winter keep the dormant pupae cool. The adults emerge in June. The wings are covered with very loose grey scales on the freshly emerged moths. When they fly, the scales are flung off, leaving clear areas, more like the wings of bees and wasps.

 

This is a very special species – one that will give a lot of pleasure.

 




 

Elephant Hawk elpenor pupae
Availability: NOW


Elephant Hawk Dielephila elpenor

 

Store dormant pupae cool for the winter. The moths emerge in June/July. Cage with nectar flowers and springs of Willowherb – you do not see the pairings but fertile eggs are easily obtained. 

 

An exceptionally pretty moth with amazing and characterful larvae, with eye-spots and probing “trunks”. Young larvae are green, later changing to charcoal black, with occasional rarities remaining green.

 

Larvae feed on Willowherbs, Fuschia, Creepers.

 

High recommended.