Tiger Swallowtail glaucus 15 eggs or 10 larvae

Tiger Swallowtail glaucus 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Tiger Swallowtail glaucus 15 eggs or 10 larvae Tiger Swallowtail glaucus 15 eggs or 10 larvae Tiger Swallowtail glaucus 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Availability: Summer 2018
Price: £12.95
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Description


Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus North America 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability

 

The Tiger Swallowtail is perhaps

North America’s grandest swallowtail. As a curiosity, a small proportion of females emerge as melanics, not as beautiful as the typical female, but different! They can be bred in captivity and the larvae are as exotic as many of the tropical swallowtails, with the Papilio eye markings and bird dropping camouflage in the early instars. Try feeding them on Cherry or Lime, and they will probably take a wider variety of foodplants. These have been reported: Ash, Cherry,  Tulip Tree Liriodendron, Magnolia, Birch, Poplar, Prunus, Apple, Willow, Alder.