Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae

Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae
Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae Morpho peleides (helenor) 10 larvae
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Description

Morpho peleides (helenor) Central and South America

Morpho peleides and helenor are both the same species.

We have seldom been able to list Morpho larvae before.  Morpho larvae will usually eat Calathea, a generally available pot plant in a variety of species. The temperate foodplants tried so far with success are Salix (Willows and Sallows), of which there are a number of species, not all of which will succeed.  Our breeder is currently using Willow to rear his larvae. Also False Acacia Robinia pseudacacia, Clover, Laburnum, Peanut and Wisteria. We don't guarantee any of the foodplants, but here is a chance to learn by experience! 

Some warmth is required, about 25-30 degrees. The larvae are fast growing. Young larvae have an interesting black ruff around the head. They are highly colourful and patterned in Burgundy and yellow, with decorative tufts of hair. 

Pupae are suspended from the tail, like green Christmas baubles.

This is a rare opportunity. Give them a try.