American Lady Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


American Lady Butterfly Vanessa virginiensis

Experience the wonder of metamorphosis! If purchasing larvae, they will need a food source when they arrive. American Lady Butterflies eat Cudweed, Plants in the Everlasting family, and Pussy Toes. Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide BT.

** Butterflies can eat a great deal during the larval stage. Please be certain you have the correct amount of host plants if you are ordering larvae.**

Adult American Lady Butterfly Wing Span:

1 3/4 - 2 3/4 inches

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A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm