Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae Raising Kits

The transformation of caterpillar to butterfly is one of the true wonders of nature.

Larvae kits are now SOLD OUT for the 2024 season.

Butterfly Life Cycle

From caterpillar to butterfly takes about 3 weeks.

The caterpillars grow so rapidly that the children will see the difference from one day to the next, and may even witness the moment a caterpillar becomes a chrysalis. At that stage it is necessary to move the chrysalides to a netted cage, ready for emerging as a butterfly. You can download our PDF instructions here for free, or a cage can be purchased from us when you order your larvae kit(s).

We supply Larvae Kits to schools, daycares and home learners.

Full instructions on raising your butterflies is included with every Larvae Kit purchase.
We make raising butterflies easy and fun.

Watch the children’s enthusiasm for learning grow as they experience the wonder of metamorphosis first hand.

“I was given your email from one of my co-workers. She has purchased her class butterflies from you for a couple of years and says they are the best!”

“Just a note to tell you how incredible an experience it was to raise caterpillars. Each day, the kids were bursting in the door, excited to see how our ‘friends’ were doing. We watched the first butterfly who hatched closely and watched him try to fly for the first time. ALL the students were clapping and cheering! Our release went really well, the kids waved each butterfly off and many were able to hold one (with teacher help). You’ve earned a few career-long customers.”

“Just wanted to thank you so much for our fabulous butterfly unit. Your instructions were perfect and we had great success. The weather was so warm we set our butterflies free 21 days after we got them! We were 24 for 24.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for the caterpillars and butterflies. They were an excellent addition to our presentation and everyone was thrilled at seeing how science can be a hands-on learning experience.”

“The kids loved learning about butterflies and having real ones in the room made the learning so much more meaningful. Thank you so much for providing us with the opportunity and for all your help.
I hope to do this again next year!”

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