Who has encountered diapause in tropical African butterflies? Pupa papilio nireus that does not develop for 30 days. Please tell me how long can it last? The rest of the butterflies came out after 7 days.
Hi, Quite a few African papilio species diapause, as for how long it will last, I'm unsure, I've had some that go for 5 months before hatching out, but you might be able to force it out of diapause by raising the temperature and humidity though. Or I've heard that some papilio respond to light for coming out of diapause although i haven't tried it.