Live Butterflies & Rearing/Release Cages


Oregon Swallowtails (OR, WA, ID, MT)                                                       

Two Tailed Swallowtails (OR, WA, ID, CO, AZ, MT, CA, UT, NV, WY, NM, TX)      White Lined Sphinx Moths (all 50 states)   

Western Tiger Swallowtails (OR, WA, ID, CO, AZ, MT, CA, UT, NV, NM, WY)       Polyphemus Silkmoths (all 50 states)                                        
Ceanothus Silkmoths (OR, WA, ID, MT, CA, NV)                                            

Wild release is okay only in Oregon.  Other states, please consult with your appropriate state agency for guidance on the additional permit/license required.  Without the additional permit, it's not legal to wild release.  Exceptions to this are Polyphemus Silkmoths and White Lined Sphinx moths, where wild release is okay in all states except Connecticut.  


  • Eggs begin shipping in spring, with PRE-ORDER open in late January or early February.
  • We may also have other eggs available throughout the summer, depending on collecting and breeding.  These additional species will magically appear for short periods of time, and are typically announced on our Facebook page.
  • Read the egg and caterpillar blog post to familiarize with general bug needs before ordering.
  • Eggs of different species can be ordered all in one order.  Each species will ship separately as they fly at different times.


  • 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.


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