Brimstone rhamni larvae

Brimstone rhamni larvae
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Availability: May-June

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Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

Special prices this year, due to successful breeding. Reduced from £15.95 per 10 larvae, and less for 20 larvae. Can you help boost your local population of Brimstones?

Both larvae and pupae are masters of camouflage. Quick growing, the larvae feed on Buckthorns Rhamnus catharticus or Frangula alnus. There are no substitutes, so locate some bushes in advance. We recommend sleeving the larvae on growing bushes.

Resulting pupae produce butterflies this summer. They hibernate amongst ivy (when closed, the wings resemble ivy leaf undersides). They are difficult to hibernate in captivity so, by releasing the butterflies in summer sunshine, you may help to perpetuate the species each spring in your area.