Malachite Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises
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.**