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Keeping the marsh fritillary butterfly. Update

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rob158, Apr 13, 2011.


  1. rob158

    rob158 PetForums VIP

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    I have been busy so have not realy had time to update.
    since my last post most of my larvae have pupated and should hatch in 2 or 3 weeks.

    my first post http://www.petforums.co.uk/general-chat/155180-keeping-marsh-fritillary-butterfly.html

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    Marsh Fritillary pupa (Euphydryas aurinia) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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    Marsh Fritillary pupa (Euphydryas aurinia) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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    Marsh Fritillary pupa (Euphydryas aurinia) by Robert wright., on Flickr

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    Marsh Fritillary pupa (Euphydryas aurinia) by Robert wright., on Flickr
     
  2. critter

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    Hi, I think the pupae is beautiful in it's own right!. wayne.
     
  3. Valanita

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    I hope you get lots of butterflies, Rob. Where do you set them free?
     
  4. skyblue

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    what specialised equipment do you need?
     
  5. CharleyRogan

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    So is there a little butterfly in there?
     
  6. skyblue

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    yes,a rare species too
     
  7. CharleyRogan

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    :D thats cool.. tbh I didn't even know how butterflys reproduced till I just looked it up on wikipedia!
     
  8. rob158

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    These ones will be put into my enclosure to breed and if I have enough larvae I will give them to butterfly conservation to be put into suitable habitat :)

    To keep them? a plastic tub and honeysuckle :laugh:

    Correct.

    UK BAP status: Priority Species
    Butterfly Conservation priority: high
    European threat status: vulnerable
    Fully protected in Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Bern Convention (Annexe II) and EC Habitats and Species Directive (Annexe II).
     
  9. skyblue

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    so where do you get the larvae/eggs?
     
  10. CharleyRogan

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    I was wondering that too!
     
  11. rob158

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    Lepidoptera breeders association.
     
  12. skyblue

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    there was an unofficial release at ryton woods;)


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