One Dozen Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars
Please read prior to placing your order.
Our Monarch caterpillars are available sporadically in the spring, summer, and early fall only.
Please be ready to receive your monarch caterpillars. Have plenty of pesticide-free milkweed available and please do your research on raising Monarchs. Unfortunately, our time during the busy butterfly season is limited and we are not able to help with monarch rearing. Simple instructions are available when requested by email.
We sell small caterpillars only, as the larger ones do not do well during shipping.
Once you've placed your order you will be put on our wait list and orders are filled, first come first served. Monarch caterpillars will be available starting in the spring and we will send you a confirmation email asking if you are ready to receive your caterpillars on a certain date, (usually 1- 2 days after receiving the confirmation email). You must reply to that email within the time specified or we will not ship your order until the next batch is ready. That is usually about a week later, sometimes earlier. If you are not ready for your caterpillar order, just let us know when you will be ready. Once shipped, please look for notifications from FedEx in your email inbox. We use FedEx priority overnight shipping. You will get notifications every step of the way, deliveries are usually made by 10:30 am, the morning after being shipped.
Someone must be home to receive your order when it is delivered.
Caterpillars cannot be left outside in their shipping box.
Monarch caterpillars must be brought in and put on fresh milkweed as soon as delivered. They are shipped with just enough milkweed for their trip to you're home.
Shipping is not included. Please choose the appropriate shipping method at checkout.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at:
We do NOT ship Monarch eggs or caterpillars EAST of the Continental Divide.
If you are located east of the continental divide, you may contact butterflybushes.com for availability.