Larvae of the Red Admiral feed on Stinging Nettle and Pellitory of the Wall.
Do not over crowd them.
Pupae stage lasts 10 days to 8 weeks depending on the temperature. Over winters as small larvae or adult but does not hibernate but lays up during cold weather flying on milder days.
This species supplied as ova as it is impossible to see small larvae as they spin the Nettle tips together.
Place the ova on potted Nettle or Pellitory and the small larvae will walk onto the plant.