Live Butterflies & Rearing/Release Cages
WHERE WE CAN SHIP LIVE BUGS AT A GLANCE:
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) Oregon Swallowtails (OR, WA, ID, MT)
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 2023:
- 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. Other shop items (pop-up tents, caterpillar rearing sleeves, overwintering pupae, etc.) will ship soon after ordering, and typically in advance of the egg shipment.
- We may have other species available during spring/summer, and those will magically appear briefly as available. We'll also post to our Facebook page.
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.