White-letter Hairstreak Strymonidia w-album 10 eggs

White-letter Hairstreak Strymonidia w-album 10 eggs
Availability: Autumn
Price: £30.00
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White-letter Hairstreak Strymonidia w-album

 

Small numbers are hoped for this autumn.

Very seldom available. Winter is passed in the eggs stage.  Feed spring larvae on Elm and Wych Elm. Ideally sleeve outside, or pot foodplant to feed sleeved larvae indoors or outside. 

Wych Elm flower buds are breaking in early February, even in the north. These are sometimes on branches higher off the ground. Some even start as early as November in milder winters. Flowering trees need very little patience to search out.  

The larvae only require the buds to be “cracking open” for them to find a crevice to sit in and start burrowing further into the bud.