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Papilio antenor Madagascar 2 pupae

Papilio antenor Madagascar 2 pupae
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Papilio antenor Madagascar 2 pupae

This is an extraordinary Swallowtail, endemic to Madagascar, one of the largest Papilios in the world. The pupa is almost more like a small Birdwing pupa than a Swallowtail. A pupa is illustrated with a European Swallowtail pupa for size comparison. Look closely at the picture of one of the butterflies recently emerged from a group of pupae.

A flight area in a greenhouse or conservatory is needed to really appreciate this butterfly, particularly in flight, but if you can provide a warm airing cupboard, with temperature around 30 deg C, and hight humidy, you can enjoy the thrill of seeing these giants emerge from their abnormally large chrysalides.