That realy is a priceless moment to rear cattapillars to Papae and then watch the Flutterby's emerge.
last year for the second year running I reared large white Flutterby's, I had 30 of them, ten one week and Twenty during the next week, Grandpa Rex had to release about ten because I did not get down that day when some emerged.
I found them eating nasturtums and they have done for two years now, so it is likely they will be back this year too, so I will most likely do it again.
I used to look after Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies, but the problem with Nymphilidae butterflies is the lay their eggs in clusters and from year to year I was losing more and more to parasites until I reared 0%.
Mind you the Comma Flutterby of the same family Nymphilidae avoids parasite by laying its eggs singly on the food plant, but they are not nearly as common, well I may be wrong
yay to rearing Flutterby's
Well done padfoot