Malachite Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Malachite Butterfly  Siproeta stelenes

 Adult Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2  inches

Range: South Florida, South Texas, Cuba, Mexico, Central America

Host Plants: Mexican Petunia, Green Shrimp Plant, Wild Petunia

Witness the miracle of metamorphosis! Caterpillars will need a food source when they arrive. Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide, BT. Caterpillars usually take from two to three weeks to reach pupation size.

** 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.**


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