Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae

Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae
Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae Peacock Butterfly Inachis io 20 larvae
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Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io)
 

Take advantage of this good season and help native butterfly species. Have the fun of watching them develop, pupate and hatch. Then release the butterflies to enhance the local butterfly population.

The larvae live in tight clusters on the tips of nettle. When the larvae are larger, keep them caged on cut stems of nettle in a jar of water. Pupae are formed in a matter of weeks, hanging from the cage top. Butterflies emerge in about 3 weeks.  They can be kept for a few days in a cage with flowers for nectar, then released into the wild.