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30-04-2020: Italian diurnal butterflies coming soon.

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Italian native butterflies eggs and pupae for sale

Spring has come, flowers are blooming and many butterflies are showing up in Italy.

By collecting in our Italian outdoor facility, we were lucky enough to find some cool native species like Papilio machaon, Melitaea parthenoides, Aglais urticae and Vanessa atalanta. We are sure many more will follow soon. Other typical species found in the wild are Iphiclides podalirius, Lasiommata megaera, Melitaea dydima, Melitaea phobe and Colias croceus, we will have them available during the upcoming warm season.

All these species share one aspect that we need to underline: they hatch from the egg and emerge from the pupae very quickly, making it necessary to ship them with express courier only, in order to ensure their safe arrival. For this reason, the species mentioned above won’t be available in our shop, at least temporary. You can book and order them contacting directly Alessandro (mail to: [email protected]).

So, don’t miss the chance to breed some beautiful and graceful Italian native butterflies. If you are looking for a particular species, let us know and we will do our best to provide it to you!

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Learn how to take care about Lepidoptera eggs

Eggs are usually shipped into small plastic tubes. Once received, they need to be moved to a bigger container, allowing caterpillars to have enough space to hatch and move.

Standard 80mm plastic Petri dishes (fig.A) are a very common tools to store the eggs and let the caterpillars hatch inside. Check our Petri dishes. Other kind of small plastic boxes can be used; it is recommended to perform holes or modify the boxes to allow aeration. Close the boxes with a fine mesh, tulle is widely used for this purpose (fig.B). Check our plastic boxes. Avoid the use of medium/big boxes because caterpillars will tend to move a lot and spread inside the box…..

Learn more by reading the full article at: Eggs and Pupae care in Butterflies and Moths

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