Live Butterflies

WHERE WE CAN SHIP LIVE BUGS AT A GLANCE:                                                 

White Lined Sphinx Moths (all 50 states)                                           

Polyphemus Silkmoths (all 50 states)   

Ceanothus Silkmoths  (OR, CA, ID, NV and WA)                         

Oregon Swallowtails  (OR, and WA)

3/2/2024 - permits for shipping to other Western US states are in the renewal process, and we expect to expand availability over the next few months.                    

Wild release is okay only in Oregon.  Exceptions: White Lined Sphinx and Polyphemus Silkmoths can be wild released in all states except Connecticut.  

EGGS Available for Spring 2024 - Pre-ordering opens January 1st:

  • Read the egg and caterpillar blog post to familiarize with general bug needs before ordering. We also recommend reading the pesticides post.
  • Each species will ship separately as they fly at different times.  Items that are not ordered within an egg listing will ship soon after ordering.
  • We may have other species available during spring/summer, and those will magically appear briefly as available.  We will also post new availability happenings to our Facebook and Instagram.

SUMMER PUPAE shipping throughout summer as available:

OVERWINTERING pupae will be posted on or around November 1st each year:

  • Overwintering (diapausing) pupae will become available sometime in the first week of November, and ship through winter and early spring or until sold out. 
  • Read the overwintering instructions blog post for instructions on diapausing pupa care.
  • Multiple species ordered will ship together in one package.
  • If adding eggs to the order, additional shipping will be added for the eggs that will ship separately later in spring.


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