If you wish to observe the life cycle of a butterfly you have the choice of many different butterflies that occur naturally in your state. You can order from someone in your state or certain butterflies can be shipped to you from an out-of-state, commercial butterfly farm that is permitted by the USDA.

The IBBA promotes the responsible raising and release of healthy butterflies and into familiar habitat which never includes releasing a species where it does not naturally occur.  We also do not support the shipping a butterfly subspecies of a given species into the range of another subspecies of that same species for release.

Click here to see what species can be shipped to your state

Click here to find an IBBA member who is a commercial breeder