Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER

Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER
Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER Brimstone rhamni eggs SPECIAL OFFER
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Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

Layings this spring are so good that there are big reductions for lots of 30 and 50! An opportunity to rear for release.

Eggs are mostly laid on leaves which wither when picked. The leaves with eggs need to be tied in a piece of netting, closely in contact with growing leaves in a sleeve, which can be indoors or outside. The more you can separate them, the better, because larvae eat each other!  Larvae really like a leaf to themselves, and preferably with no neighbours on the same sprig.

Both larvae and pupae are masters of camouflage. Quick growing, the larvae feed on Buckthorns Rhamnus catharticus or Frangula alnus. There are no substitutes, so locate some bushes in advance. We recommend sleeving the larvae on growing bushes.

Resulting pupae produce butterflies this summer. They hibernate amongst ivy (when closed, the wings resemble ivy leaf undersides). They are difficult to hibernate in captivity so, by releasing the butterflies in summer sunshine, you may help to perpetuate the species each spring in your area.