Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars and Chrysalises
Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus
Experience the wonder of metamorphosis! If purchasing larvae, they will need a food source when they arrive. You may purchase your host plant from Shady Oak Butterfly Farm or from a local plant nursery. Here at Shady Oak we sell Milkweed to feed Monarch Butterflies. If ordering elsewhere, be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide BT. Three 4" potted plants will typically feed 2 larvae.
** 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 Monarch Butterfly Wing Span: