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Papilio machaon eggs, the old world swallowtail

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Papilio machaon eggs for sale, the old world swallowtail.

Papilio machaon eggs for sale, the old world swallowtail. This strain cames from Burago di Molgora, Italy. Eggs are F1 from wild parents found on Foeniculum vulgare. Eggs hatch quite fast so we will be sure of shipping only freshly laid eggs (less than 24h old).

Papilio machaon is an easy species to rear and breed, performs 2 or 3 generations every year before entering diapause as pupa. Adults pair easily if exposed to full sun, they need to be fed daily with sugar:water solution.

Papilio machaon eggs in the shop – click here

Larvae feed on Foeniculum vulgare, Ruta graveolens, Daucus carota, Cuminum cyminum, Anthriscus cerefollium. Caterpillars grow quickly and a full cycle is completed in about 1 month and half.

papilio machaon caterpillar
Papilio machaon caterpillar with everted osmeterium

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

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ORDERING P. MACHAON EGGS WITH EXPRESS COURIER IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE ITALY OR SPAIN.

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