For Christmas, one of the gifts that my husband got me was a butterfly kit from Insect Lore. The kit came with a pop-up habitat, a dropper, instructions and a coupon for butterfly larvae. It has to be at least 55 degrees out to release them, so I waited until a couple weeks ago to order the larvae. A few days after that I got a container with 5 small caterpillars in it. The first picture shows that, the second picture shows the end result…my first butterfly (look on the left yellow flower). It has been really fun and interesting seeing them go through the different stages. Right now I have two that have emerged and are ready for release. If you want to see them in all stages, let me know.
They are Painted Lady Butterflies.