Silver-washed Fritillary paphia 10 larvae to hibernate.

Silver-washed Fritillary paphia 10 larvae to hibernate.
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Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia

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Very hard to obtain!  Easy to hibernate!

In the wild eggs are laid on tree bark. The larvae enter hibernation on a silken pad, without feeding. Keep the hatched larvae out of doors in a small sleeve containing rough bark, which the larvae like to hibernate on. In captivity you can keep the larvae on dried leaf litter, or artificial media, such as cloth, netting, or paper storing them in a plastic box in a cool place, even a fridge, until January when they need to be on a pot of growing violet, entirely enclosed in a sleeve. The WWB zipped Size 3 is ideal. As the larvae grow, they need extra food - they can be quite hungry!

Our largest and finest Fritillary. Many people have never seen one. Follow the above suggestions and produce your own Silver-washed Fritillaries next summer!

Feed larvae in spring on Violet or Pansy leaves – best kept on potted food.  Make sure that, if you buy potted foodplant, there had been no insecticide used  to produce them!

Pupae are formed in late spring, and the butterflies emerge in June and July.