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Insect Lore

Butterfly Larvae Kit (Free Shipping)


Watch and learn all about the amazing life cycle of a butterfly as you raise your own live Butterflies!  Experience the complete metamorphosis of Painted Lady Butterflies from larvae to beautiful adult Butterfly.

Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Kit includes 5 to 6 larvae (caterpillars), shipped to you in a clear rearing chamber with food and instructions. The larvae will eat the specially formulated caterpillar food, pupate and emerge as adult butterflies in approximately 2 to 4 weeks. 

  • Shipping included in price
  • 5 to 6 Painted Lady Caterpillars (larvae)
  • Food
  • Rearing Instructions
  • Guarantee

After the adults emerge, you can release them back into nature or you can try breeding them. All you need is the proper host plant for the adults to lay eggs on. To keep the fun going, plant Mallow!  Most Mallow Plants serve as the painted lady's favorite host plant. Once your new generation of caterpillars hatch, they will be hungry, and the mallow plant is the perfect source of food for them.

At least 3 larvae are guaranteed to emerge as healthy adult butterflies.

Shipment of caterpillars to within the continental U.S. only (this excludes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam) ~ USDA regulations


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