Gold Rim (Polydamas) Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Available to ship to: FLORIDA ONLY

Pipevine Swallowtail  Battus polydamas

 Adult Wing Span: 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches

Range: South Texas and Florida

Host Plants: Select Pipevine Varieties

Witness the miracle of metamorphosis! Caterpillars 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. Gold Rim Swallowtail Butterflies eat Pipevine - but not all varieties, so please email if you are uncertain if your variety is safe larval food. Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide, BT. Caterpillars usually take from one 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