WOODEN BUTTERFLY HOUSE

by Wollaton Hall

£15.00

Description

Butterfly House FSC® 100%

Butterflies are among the most beneficial insects in our garden, this house is especially suitable for these colourful insects. It provides the animals an ideal hideaway during wet and cold days. Using the lateral flap the butterfly house can be cleaned easily and filled with branches.

Dimensions 16.9 x 12.2 x 22.9cm

BUTTERFLIES –

Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea”), and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies (formerly the superfamily “Hedyloidea”). Butterfly fossils date to the Paleocene, about 56 million years ago.

Butterflies have the typical four-stage insect life cycle. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, and after its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off. Some butterflies, especially in the tropics, have several generations in a year, while others have a single generation, and a few in cold locations may take several years to pass through their entire life cycle.

Butterflies are often polymorphic, and many species make use of camouflagemimicry and aposematism to evade their predators. Some, like the monarch and the painted ladymigrate over long distances. Many butterflies are attacked by parasites or parasitoids, including waspsprotozoansflies, and other invertebrates, or are preyed upon by other organisms. Some species are pests because in their larval stages they can damage domestic crops or trees; other species are agents of pollination of some plants. Larvae of a few butterflies (e.g., harvesters) eat harmful insects, and a few are predators of ants, while others live as mutualists in association with ants. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “WOODEN BUTTERFLY HOUSE”

Wollaton Hall

Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions. Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.

Processing Time

Ready to ship in 1-3 business day from United Kingdom (UK)

Shipping policy

Shipping Policy Shipping will be made to the address supplied by you on the completed order form. We ship to all addresses in the UK, and the following regions: North America and Canada. We will endeavour to deliver to you as follows: a. for delivery to a UK address, within seven (7) Working Days (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and UK public holidays) after you place your order; b. for delivery to an EU address (other than the UK), within ten (10) Working Days after you place your order; and c. for delivery to an address outside of the EU, within fifteen (15) Working Days after you place your order. d. We will endeavour to ensure dispatch of any items within three working days of receipt of your order. Any delivery dates provided by us will be estimates only and you will not be entitled to refuse to accept late delivery or treat late delivery as a breach of contract by us. We will not deliver to a post office box (PO Box) address. We also reserve the right not to deliver to a communal post office address. The address supplied by you must have a valid postcode. If no-one is at the address when delivery is attempted the goods may be retained by the driver, in which case the driver will leave notification of attempted delivery. If we have to return to deliver the goods on a separate occasion a further delivery charge may become payable.

Refund policy

Refunds accepted within 14 days but buyer is responsible for return postage cost. We will only refund to the card used for the original postage.