Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus 4 PUPAE

Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus 4 PUPAE
Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus 4 PUPAE Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus 4 PUPAE Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus 4 PUPAE
Availability: December/January
Price: £20.95
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Description

Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus

 

These are fragile pupae which develop rather quickly. International orders need to be sent by Express Air Courier (XXP). Click here.

 

It is ten years since we have offered this wonderful species. Extremely difficult to obtain and a great excitement that we will have them again this season.

 

The pupae arrive in moist packing and must be kept moist at all times, covered with damp moss or cotton wool. Some extra warmth is beneficial - ideally 25-30 degrees C.

 

 

Referred to as The Most Beautiful Moth in the world, this is day-flying. It looks and behaves just like a butterfly. Does best in greenhouse or conservatory conditions with nectar flowers such as Buddleia, Valerian, Verbena or Lantana. If you don't have such conditions, keep caged in a warm and moist place with access to sunshine but some shade so they can rest.

 

The adults emerge quite quickly and are a real joy to behold!