Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs

Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs
Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs
Availability: September 2018
Price: £12.95
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Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs

This is great fun! You get 20 unidentified eggs that have been laid on Citrus plants in the butterfly house. They might be just one species but are much more likely to be mixed species.  Examples could include demoleus, polytes, bianor, rumanzovia,  memnon and other related species.

To rear these ideally you need potted Citrus trees in a greenhouse or somewhere you can keep warm and moist. The larvae are likely to accept substitutes such as Choisya and Skimmia.

The larvae develop fast in warm conditions, usually taking no more than 4 weeks from egg to adult, though some of the larger ones need a little longer.

Citrus larvae undergo a number of colour changes through the different instars, starting camouflaged as a bird dropping, but later taking on startling pattern with prominent eye-spots, in shades of green, with beautiful markings.

Don’t miss these – they are real fun!