aglais io peacock butterfly live pupae nymphalidae

24-06-2020 : Actias ningpoana eggs and Aglais io pupae

24-06-2020 : Actias ningpoana eggs and Aglais io pupae

aglais io peacock butterfly live pupae nymphalidae in

Actias ningpoana eggs and Aglais io pupae for sale

Chinese moon moth eggs available from today. Only fresh laid eggs are shipped out to ensure safe arrival before hatching. Limited quantity!

Actias ningpoana is spread through Russia and China, but its range is even wider. It can be bred all year round or you can overwinter the cocoons.

This species are very easy to rear, among the many hostplants Liquidambar, Juglans and Eucalyptus are the top choices. Good results on Prunus too.

We also have Aglais io, the peacock, pupae available right now. It is a member of the Nymphalidae family and it’s widespread through Europe. It’s one of the first butterfly you see flying in Spring since it overwinters as adults.

Adults pair easily in netted cage in partial shade and will lay lot of eggs cluster. If you provide them fruits in a dish and they’ll feed by themselves! We recommend potting up some Urtica plants, so the early rearing would be effortless.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: These eggs and pupae are shipped from Italy with priority shipping only, in order to ensure fast arrival before hatching. Unfortunately, giving the current Covid-19 pandemia, postal service has experienced random delays in deliveries. This is the reason why we DO NOT assume responsibility for eggs hatching during travel for any eggs order which is sent outside Italy. As always we will try to reship or refund when possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you order from Italy, we do offer full reship or refund as always, in case of any problem.

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Actias ningpoana eggs for sale in the shop

Aglais io pupae for sale in the shop

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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