Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae

Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae
Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae Papilio polytes Philippines 8 pupae
Availability: October
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Description

Papilio polytes Philippines

Very easy to breed in greenhouse conditions. The butterflies need nectar flowers especially Lantana and Pentas. They lay easily on Citrus and can be reared also on Choisya, Rue and Skimmia.

The larvae resemble bird droppings in the early instars. Later they become smooth green, with convincing eye-spots.

Males are black, banded with cream on the hindwings. Females have red marked hindwings, mimicing toxic Aristolochia feeding species.