Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae

Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae
Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae Antherina suraka Madagascar FIVE established larvae
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Description

Antherina suraka Madagascar 

Normally larvae are sent soon after hatching. These are established and will soon show their varied colours and patterns. We have never encountered so many different larval colours and patterns (see the pictures) so there is a lot of fun to be had here, and at half the price they should be! They come feeding on Privet.

The black stage, marked with orange tubercles, changes to green with a variety of other colours and patterns. They are easy to keep and will take a variety of foodplants. Those reported include Oleander, Privet, Willows, Beech, Liquidambar, Hawthorn, Grapevine, Lilac, Cherry, Laurel, Forcythia, Rhus, Pistachia, Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach and Cabbage. In winter Privet is the ideal foodplant.

Keep the larvae and cocoons warm and moths will emerge from cocoons without a dormant period. The moths are very colourful and beautifully patterned and are the easiest of all species to breed.

Found only on the island of Madagascar. We highly recommend this species.