Zerynthia caucasica 5 Pupae

Zerynthia caucasica  5 Pupae
Zerynthia caucasica  5 Pupae
Availability: Autumn 2017
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Description

Allancastria caucasica South Russia and Turkey

Pupae received January 2017 were parasitised so we are trying to find a new source before spring. If we are unlucky we will supply booked orders in the autumn.

A group curiously placed between Apollo and Swallowtails.

Described originally as a subspecies of Allancastria cerisyi, this species was first given species status by Kuhna as recently as 1977.

Rarely obtained, we have a few pupae arriving this winter. Very slender pupae, almost remeniscent of Orange Tip.

The female is particularly heavily patterned and quite distinct from other Allancastria.

The larvae feed on Aristolochia pontica, A. pallida, and A. iberica.  In captivity they have been reared on A. pistolochia and A. rotunda.