European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability

European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
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Description

European Swallowtail Papilio machaon gorganus 

Eggs are best kept in a clear plastic box without fresh foodplant. Newly hatched larvae need to eat their egg-shells. When they are ready for green food and wander from the egg shells, using a soft artist's brush, transfer to fresh foodplant. They do best sleeved on growing food but can be reared in plastic boxes as long as always kept clean and fresh. See advice on using Plastic Rearing Containers on this website.

Easy to rear on Fennel and other Umbelliferae, such as carrot tops, Parsnip and Wild Parsnip flowers and fresh leaves. Very attractive caterpillar, bright green, striped black and orange. Double or even triple brooded.

This species is not suitable for beginners and schools.