Prices and Descriptions

Orders are shipped priority overnight on the first day of a workweek: which usually means a Monday, unless the Monday is a holiday.

Typically, you receive them on a Tuesday or Wednesday. 

​*We include 10% extra larvae on top of the numbers listed as insurance against natural mortality rates. The numbers listed in the kits are your expected survival rates.
*Flight cages are sold separately from larvae kits. 


28-30 Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae 

Comes with: 30 individual 1 oz rearing vials and lids, bulk food, paint brushes for safely moving them,  and a feeding vial for the adults.

*Flight cage for housing your adult butterflies not included.

*This kit requires you to separate the caterpillars when you receive them.

LIFE CYCLE KIT #3                         

12-15 Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae

 Comes with: 15 individual 1 oz rearing vials and lids, bulk food, paint brushes for safely moving them, and a feeding vial for adults. 

*Flight cage for housing your adult butterflies not included.

*This kit requires you to separate the caterpillars when you receive them.


REARING KIT #2                                  

3-5 Painted Lady Butterfly Larvae

Caterpillars come pre-set up, all together in a single large 16 oz rearing chamber with enough food and room for their entire development (no transfer into smaller containers is necessary).

Includes a paint brush for handling, extra filter paper, and an feeding vial for the adults. 

*Flight cage for housing your adult butterflies not included.


Small (suitable for kits #2 & #3)             $24.00 
Large (suitable for kit #4)                        $34.00​​​

Your adult butterflies will need a place to live; many people choose to make their own out of things like Ikea laundry hampers, or embriodery hoops and netting. If you need a cage (ours are collapsible for easy storage, parasite resistant, reusable, have a full zipper for easy access, and are simple to clean), please include one of these in your order. 


SHIPPING (we do not offer pickup)
Please see our full shipping page
(HERE) for more info. 

The date you choose is the date we SHIP the package out, not the delivery date. See detailed shipping page for estimations.

Shipping in Edmonton (no pickup)           $18.00

40-KM radius of Edmonton:                      $18.00
Shipping in Calgary city limits:                  $30.00

Shipping elsewhere in Alberta:                   $30.00
Shipping in Canada (price quoted by location)                                                                                        $45.00+

Looking for pickup?

Our retail partner Education Station offers pickup at their two Edmonton locations.

Contact them if this is a service you would prefer.

​​​Prices do not include taxes.

Preorders are now open for the Spring 2023 season. Shipping dates are:

Monday April 24

Monday May 1

Monday May 8

Monday May 15

Tuesday May 23 

Monday May 29

Monday June 5

Caterpillar kits are in limited supply on a seasonal basis, and we reach capacity quickly.  ​Larvae kits are first-come, first-served - once our butterflies are done laying eggs each week, we can't get more, and we can't always guarantee what we'll have "in stock" during the spring. We recommend placing your yearly  order as soon as you can when our shop opens to avoid long wait lists or missing out entirely. 

Butterfly Wings N' Wishes respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Saulteaux, Niisitapi, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our business, our way of life, and our community. Their spiritual and practical relationships with the land create a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community.

Painted Lady Caterpillar Rearing Kits​
​Experience the remarkable life cycle of the butterfly!