Euritides marcellus Swordtail 5 pupae

Euritides marcellus Swordtail 5 pupae
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Swordtail Euritides marcellus North America

Very difficult to obtain now. Dormant pupae to breed in the spring.

Larvae of this magnificent swordtail feed on PawPaw Asminia species and will also accept Soursop Anona species. The larvae are very variable in the density of markings and background colour, ranging from green with no striping to nearly black with dense ringed markings. 

The pupa is almost indistinguishable from the European Scarce Swallowtail podalirius.

The adults fly well in a conservatory and breed easily when the foodplant is present.