Our Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies are for release in San Diego County only. They are native to San Diego and should not be released else where. We do not ship Pipevine butterflies outside of San Diego County. They must be picked up at our location in San Diego. We offer pick-ups by appointment only. Once your order is placed we will schedule your pickup appointment via email.
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies are approximately the same size as the Monarch butterfly. It is black with iridescent-blue hindwings.
For a successful release, the temperature outside must be at least 67 degrees F with no strong wind or rain.
No refunds will be given for bad weather.
Butterflies must be released at least 2 hours before sunset.
In your shopping cart, there is a place for you to leave "special instructions."
Please enter your release date or any other instructions you might have.
Shipping is not included. If you order more than one release box there will be an extra shipping charge that will be calculated separately. You will receive an invoice for the extra shipping. The invoice must be paid before shipment. Please select the appropriate shipping method at checkout. FedEx charges $15 more SATURDAY DELIVERIES. If you need a Saturday delivery we will send you an invoice for $15 which must be paid in advance.
Someone must be home to receive your order when it is delivered. Butterflies cannot be left outside in their shipping box. Local Pickups are available by appointment only, for $10.00. You can schedule your pickup appointment by email at least 24 hours in advance. If you are picking up, your butterflies will be packaged in their release container ahead of time for you. Butterfly release and care instructions will come with your order.