European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae

European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae
European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae European Swallowtail machaon gorganus 5 pupae
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European Swallowtail Papilio machaon gorganus

Pupae will be in short supply this winter. When stocks are sold we will book orders for supply at the next opportunity next season, or before if available.

Very difficult to obtain, there are seldom enough to meet demand. Keep winter pupae refrigerated until late April. Lay the pupae on foam sheet in the base of a netting emerging cage. Spray in hot weather. The butterflies normally emerge in May/June.

For breeding, the butterflies require some space, nectar flowers and growing foodplant. They need sunlight and humidity. Give them a shady area in the cage. Eggs are laid on the foodplant leaves.

The larvae are very easy to rear on Fennel, Carrot leaves and Parsnip leaves and flowers (wild and cultivated). One of the most attractive butterfly larvae and a joy to rear!