Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae
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Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 20 larvae

Due to successful breeding we can offer this price reduction. Larvae ready immediately.

 

Young larvae should be kept on growing Stinging Nettle, covered with a netting sleeve, or reared in plastic rearing containers, cleaned out and fed daily as shown in the All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES. When larger, the larvae can be caged with cut nettle in a jar or water, on on potted growing foodplant. In a matter of weeks the pupae are formed hanging from the cage top, and the butterflies emerge in a little over a fortnight.

The Small Tortoiseshell has suddenly become scarce where once it was common. By releasing either butterflies or larvae, it might help to bring back this once common butterfly.

The butterflies can be kept in a cage for a few days, with plenty of flowers for nectar, and then released to help the wild populations.

 

Keeping two species of larvae together on the same foodplant?  It is sometimes possible, but their way of life may differ and we recommend keeping them separately.