Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae

Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae
Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae
Availability: June/July
Price: £19.50
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Description

Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar batavus  Larvae

 

 

Now MOST DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN!  This is a rare opportunity!  Spring orders have been supplied. We are now booking for summer brood larvae.

 

This is the large and richly coloured Large Copper which originated from Freisland in Holland and is almost indistinguishable from the extinct British Large Copper Lycaena dispar dispar. 

 

Common Dock is an acceptable foodplant, though if you have their natural foodplant Great Water Dock Rumex hydropathalum, that is even better. They can be reared in plastic boxes on fresh foodplant that is changed daily, but they do best, and are less trouble if you can pot up young fresh plants and keep the larvae on these, either in cages or covered with a sleeve. The larvae grow fast.

 

Pupae are formed on the stems or sides of the cage. The first sight of the newly emerged butterflies is absolutely breath-taking! July larvae may produce another partial brood if kept warm. Otherwise they go into hibernation.