What Is the IBBA?

The IBBA is an international, non-profit, membership-based trade association promoting high standards of ethics, competence and professionalism in the breeding of quality Lepidoptera for all purposes. We accomplish this through research, grower education, market development, and habitat conservation and restoration.

The IBBA is a non-stock trade association and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the General Corporation Law of Delaware.

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How do I contact the IBBA?

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How Do I Join?

Joining the IBBA is easy. Simply fill out the form found here (Click to Join), pay the registration fee, and you are all set!

What Are Member Benefits?

IBBA members enjoy many benefits. Use of our logo, access to members only site content, free courses, mentorship, and special advertising are just a few! Click here to read more about us and membership benefits.

How Much Does it Cost?

Corporate Dues: $300.00
Regular Dues: $160.00
Second Membership Dues: $105.00
International (non-US) Dues: $105.00
Associate Dues: $105.00
Educator Dues: $45.00
Student Dues: $55.00
Honorary / Advisory not applicable
Sponsor by agreement


Can I Volunteer?

The IBBA depends on the enthusiasm and good will of its members. There are a number of Working Committees that are always in need of extra hands. Please email us for more information.

How do I Subscribe to the IBBA Mailing List?

Simply – just become a member. When your membership is created, you will automatically be subscribed to the IBBA Mailing List.

Is the IBBA Involved in Politics?

Unfortunately butterfly releases have become very controversial recently, especially in the United States where some very vocal minorities are lobbying hard to get them stopped. The weight of scientific evidence supports our cause, but it is up to us to get this message to the right people.

There is plenty of information on this website about our politics. You can find several articles under BUTTERFLIES / Butterfly Politics.

Still Have Questions?

Email us, and we’ll do our very best to provide answers.