Heath Fritillary athalia PUPAE

Heath Fritillary athalia PUPAE
Heath Fritillary athalia PUPAE Heath Fritillary athalia PUPAE Heath Fritillary athalia PUPAE
Availability: Spring 2018

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Heath Fritillary Melicta athalia

 

There are more orders this year than there are pupae but later orders will be supplied from later stock if possible this year, otherwise later orders will be held for supply in 2018.

 

Pupae very seldom offered and these are imminent. These will hatch in June.

 

Common in parts of Europe, and a rare and very localised species in Britain.  The larvae thrive on narrow-leaved Plantain Plantago  and bear a remarkable resemblance to its flowerheads.  July/August larvae will normally hibernate, but if kept in warm conditions, some may grow and produce butterflies again this year.