Heliconius 5 pupae All different species

Heliconius 5 pupae All different species
Heliconius 5 pupae All different species Heliconius 5 pupae All different species Heliconius 5 pupae All different species Heliconius 5 pupae All different species Heliconius 5 pupae All different species
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Heliconius 5 pupae All different species

This species has a short time as a pupa and is not suitable to be sent internationally, other than by courier.

The Heliconius butterflies are numerous and so varied in colouring and pattern that the different species cannot be identified just by their appearance. They are highly mimetic, both of each other, and other families of butterflies. Some individuals have been known to survive for months, even in captive conditions. Their habits are wonderful to observe. Some are capapble of hovering and even flying backwards. The butterflies are able to gather not only nectar through the proboscis, but also pollen which they store in the coils of the proboscis.

Eggs are laid on the growing shoots and tendrils of Passiflora, on which the larvae feed. Most lay eggs individually though some lay in groups. The butterflies are continuously brooded and can become a magnificent feature of a greenhouse or conservatory.

Don't be surprised if your butterflies do not exactly match the colouring and pattern of the illustration. This is quite normal with these remarkable butterflies!