Worldwide Butterflies has been supplying butterflies and moths for half a century. There is a range of species available as livestock. Schools can see Recommended School Species.

Butterflies and moths are supplied for historic, scientific and identification collections, medical research, for photography and conservation, and even just for their incredible beauty and natural history interest.

Schools and educational establishments are prominent in Worldwide Butterflies’ list of customers. A number people started by buying from Worldwide Butterflies, and have gone on to become professional in Entomology and Natural History in a number of ways. In fact in fact this has now continued in subsequent generations. To read about Worldwide Butterflies from the earliest days please see History.

Welcome to the WWB Website

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LIVING BUTTERFLIES and MOTHS. For film shoots, weddings and other events we are sometimes asked for butterflies to release. Foreign species cannot be used for this and we don't supply living adults. You can buy pupae but not to a specific date, so you need to organise the synchronisation of emergence for the particular requirement.





Customers sometimes expect their orders to arrive next day. Please take into account the anticipated season shown for each item and the fact that several items may be sent from different sources, often from another country. Post is often slower in holiday periods, especially overseas.





Please check availability on this website and, on YOUR ACCOUNT to see if there is a note against your booked item. If you do enquire, please quote not only the order NUMBER and your NAME but also the SPECIES.


Availability: NOW means can be dispatched immediately or within a few days. If a month or season is stated, and we are in that period, it does not mean that the item is available immediately. We have to wait for the species to become available. The availability period shown is when that item normally becomes available. Eg  If it is June and a species is listed as June, it does not mean it is ready to send yet: it might be late June. When that species is actually ready to send, the availability will change to NOW and booked items are dispatched in date order.

COURIER DELIVERIES to EUROPE International orders for livestock that would take too long in the post, are delivered in Europe by express courier, usually arriving next day after dispatch. Courier delivery almost eliminates the risk in transit and is the only shipping option for most non-dormant livestock. 

Outside Europe only dormant pupae and eggs can be posted. Courier delivery outside Europe is only by individual arrangement and is not generally available.







Historic specimens and Aberrations are now on the WWB website Click here to see set specimens of Coppers

The cost of postage and packing was not only reduced last season but is not increased with the new, higher postal rates.  New packaging is being used, that reduces weight and size, so the charge for posting livestock in the UK and overseas was reduced by about 25% and continues to be held down this year.  




The WWB website offers classic species such as Swallowtails, Atlas Moth, Deathshead atropos and Oleander Hawkmoths nerii, Purple Emperor iris, Spanish Moon Moth isabellae and many more. Availability of some of these has already started. They are popular, so the earlier you book, the higher on the list your order will be.

SUDDENLY SPRING HAS ARRIVED! The clocks have moved to summer time and there are lots of eggs and larvae available immediately.

RARE HAIRSTREAKS can be bought as eggs and larvae - please see Black and Brown Hairstreaks pruni and betulae.  LARVAE of the rare High Brown Fritillary adippe are immediately ready. We are very lucky to have access to these most desirable species, which are very difficult to obtain.

LARGE COPPER Lycaena dispar batavus hibernated larvae are immediately available. Limited numbers.There are very few captive colonies today and we are lucky to have some this year to supply to breeders. We don't know how many more years they will be available. Click here to order and see recommendations for feeding and keeping the larvae.



KENTISH GLORY versicolora eggs are ready immediately. The eggs are laid in batches on twigs, and the larvae live gregariously for some weeks. They are remarkably camouflaged. By the time they separate as medium to large larvae, they exactly resemble the catkins that have developed while the larvae were growing. Don't miss this rare and interesting species!


ORIENTAL GIANT COLLECTION of COCOOONS. ATLAS MOTHS from Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Attacus caesar. The biggest moths in the world. Attacus atlas has evolved a number of differing geographical races and island forms. This collection gives you the fun and interest of hatching out examples of the Giant Atlas Moth from Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Philippine endemic Attacus caesar, a much sought after species with very individual and varied patterning and colours. 



It has been very difficult to obtain pupae of the Monarch (Milkweed) Butterfly Danaus plexippus for some time but now there is a fresh supply of these wonderous green pupae, which hang like baubles, and produce the largest butterfly on the British and European Lists. Even if you don't have the foodplant and facilities for breeding, hatching the pupae is a real marvel. Please see more detail for the species on this website.


There are SALE PRICES  on selected livestock right now. This is also a chance to stock up on NETTING, SLEEVES, CAGES, Osier Cuttings and Plastic Rearing containers, CLICK ON THE MARKET STALL TO SEE ALL SPECIAL OFFERS.

Some reductions are temporary. There will be changes and additions so please check regularly. Don't miss the opportunities!



EGGS/LARVAE FOR SPRING REARING:  Larvae of Glanville and Marsh Fritillary cinxia and aurinia are immediately available, for a short period. Eggs of the Chinese Oak Silkmoth Antheraea pernyi are available immediately. The larvae are very easy to rear on Evergreen Oak and they become huge! Oleander Hawk nerii eggs and larvae are also ready immediately, and Deathshead Hawk atropos will be soon. Both are reared on Privet.  


THE CAROLINA SPHINX MOTH Manduca sexta has not been on WWB lists for many years. The pupa has a remarkable and pronounced and exaggerated exterior proboscis like a jug handle! The moths breed easily and the larvae are fast-growing on a wide variety of plants. Very beautiful hawkmoth larvae. The moth is large, has a camouflaged pattern, and bright yellow patches down both sides of the abdomen. A prolific breeder. We recommend this species which is not one commonly reared in captivity.


GIANT ATLAS MOTH COCOONS are immediately available. NOW is the time to buy them to store cool until spring. These are of good size and highly recommended.


SILKMOTHS UNAVAILABLE FOR SOME YEARS are now back again! There is a good stock of cocoons of Attacus caesar from the Philippines (though they may sell quickly!). Also Attacus atlas from the Philippines. These are quite distinct from other Asian Atlas - see the pictures. Pseudantheraea discrepans, a Saturniid from Central Africa. has extraordinary bright green pupae, that are neither in cocoons, nor found underground. The larvae spin loose hammoks of open-weave and rather strong silk, pupating in the bushes, in small groups. We have not seen them for years. Pupae arriving in February/March. Very few records of breeding them in Europe. This is a chance to learn more about the species and contribute to current knowledge.



THE SEA BUCKTHORN HAWK Hyles hippophaes is seldom available. Hawkmoth specialists will appreciate this species. It feeds on Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides and may well take Willowherb and Eleagnus. Pupae immediately available.


A Silkmoth  completely new to WWB! Coloradia doris  is a medium to small species, patterned in soft greys and pink. It occurs in the south and west of North America, in a restricted area. The larvae cluster in small groups on Pines. Later they spread out and live more on their own. They look more like the larvae of a Nymphalid than a Saturniid. See the pictures. Eggs can be ordered in advance for delivery in season in the coming season. Very few breeders have tried this species. A chance of new experiences for the connoisseur and lots of photographic opportunities!

Agapema homogena is another lesser-known Saturniid which did very well for WWB last summer. We have a breeding stock again and eggs can be ordered now for supply in summer. The moths emerge in the afternoon, pair in late evening. At night eggs are laid in groups on the cage netting. The larvae are gregarious at first. The winter cocoons are spun amongst vegetation on the ground.

HICKORY HORNED DEVIL Citheronia regalis eggs will again be available in the coming season, after absence for some years. They are very popular indeed, so please book early. This is a very grand silk moth, with larvae that are so fearsome that, once reared, they will never be forgotten. The moths are magnificent, and quite unlike most other Saturniid species. 


Tagoropsis leporina pupae from Madagascar, like other African Saturniids, has underground pupae but is a Silkmoth. This is another first for WWB. We have supplied pre-booked orders and have a few spare for sale. If you have not experienced this species, and not many breeders have, why not get some pupae and try them?

Ceranchia apollina, also from Madagascar, is unusually coloured white, with attractive eyespots and patterning. The cocoons are magnificent: straw coloured and surprisingly reminiscent of miniature mittrei cocoons!

There are two Underwing species Catocala that we have never had before. These are overwintering eggs, received from Russia and from Croatia. See these amongst the featured species. We also have available Red and Blue Underwing nupta and The Clifton Nonpareil  fraxiniCrimson and Rosy Underwings sponsa and electa.

Very large and superb quality Privet Hawk ligustri pupae. These are ideal for breeding next season, and we highly recommend them. There are also pupae of Small Elephant Hawk porcellus - a really delightful species and one of the brightest colours of all the Hawks. There is a limited stock of the Willowherb Hawk proserpina. A very attractive moth patterned in greens, with contrasting hellow hindwings. The larvae thrive on Rosebay Willowherb. There is a good stock of fine Eyed Hawk ocellata pupae.

Emperor Moth pavonia cocoons have now all sold.  Its European larger cousins the Giant Peacock Moth pyri and pavoniella are recommended. All three species emerge and breed in the spring and produce wonderful larvae.

There are some GOOD REDUCTIONS on certain livestock and other items. See the MARKET STALL for details.

SLEEVES for rearing larvae are on temporary SPECIAL OFFER at the moment.

Please click here to see the reductions.


RIGHT INTO AUTUMN conditions for moth trapping were good.  Colder winter nights reduced catches, but they have been good in the past year, and some of the warmer winter nights were quite productive. In fact in February spring moths were being attracted even on cold, windy and wet nights.  The MOONLANDER with Goodden GEMLIGHT works in the field, in places where there is no electricity. It is the most compact and lightweight trap in the world. The GemLight runs all night on 8 AA batteries. This compares with a typical battery the size and weight of a brick! The best months for trapping in Europe start in May.  Take a trap on holiday it occupies little space in a suitcase and is only the weight of a camera. There is always space in a car, caravan or boat, because it is so compact.  

Have you ever used a sleeve with a zip side opening? This is a new WWB innovation, as is the use of velcro ties for sleeve ends. Have a look at the sleeve section. Once you use a Zip Sleeve you won't want to go back to the traditional sleeve with no side access. A small extra cost for a huge benefit!

THERE ARE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL PRICES on the Mini Silk Farm.  See the MARKET STALL for details. There can also be found some good reductions on pupae and cocoons. Don't delay: many of the reductions are for a short time or for a limited amount of stock.

PYJAMA CAGES are designed for the practical breeder who needs to be able to clean and renovate cages thoroughly and rapidly. They are proof against most parasites and the most escape-proof, for active larvae, of any design we have used. Eggs laid on the sides of the cage are dealt collected or sleeved with the minimum of time and effort. Pyjama cages are easily stored flat for the winter and quickly re-assembled in spring.

A new size of plastic rearing container has been introduced. The Size 8 comes in packs of 6. It is deeper than the flat Size 7, which allows more space for larvae and foodplant, without being so large that larvae stray off the food. This is very important when establishing young larvae. Buy a pack, and we think you will want to have some more!

The POP-UP CAGE is back!  See the CAGE Section.

SEE the MARKET STALL section for special offers and some big savings (Click on the menu top left of the screen). Watch this section for further offers. Other reductions include cages, the Lepidopterist's Rearing Outfit and the Mini Silk Farm, ALL AT SPECIAL PRICES!

Moonlander Moth Trap and Goodden GemLight. For some time there has been a limit on availability of the Moonlander and GemLight. We have now prepared good stocks for the season.

Click to see

and the Goodden GemLight. A completely new kind of moth light. Click here



BEGINNER? If you have not reared butterflies and moths before, please take note of the foodplants your larvae will need. To know how to keep caterpillars, hatch out pupae and care for your livestock we recommend the handbook The All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES which is on the Schools Page and in the Book Section. It is packed with information and will help you a great deal.



If you are a beginner and need information on rearing from small caterpillars, or hatching out pupae, please order the book shown above. INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT SENT WITH EACH SPECIES, you need to acquire basic skills and this book is a simple way to learn them.

LIVESTOCK ON OUR WEBSITE  is very wide-ranging. Please scroll down the different sections. There are some very interesting species for the connoisseur and for the beginner.


ON YOUR ACCOUNT please enter dates when you cannot receive livestock. Letting us know by any other means will not apply the dates to the system and will not prevent dispatch of orders when you cannot receive them.



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Newly hatched or small larvae are too small to be put into a cage or aquarium. If you can put them on growing foodplant, protected with a sleeve, that is ideal. Alternatively keep in a plastic box, lined with absorbent paper, in close confinement with fresh foodplant, and changed daily. Fuller hints on the page for Plastic Rearing Containers. For illustrated instructios see the All Colour Paperback BUTTERFLIES.






Worldwide Butterflies - over 50 years of supplying butterflies, moths, livestock, and entomological equipment

Large Copper dispar batavus 10 larvae
Post hibernation larvae immediately available, feeding on Dock. Exceedingly hard to obtain. Don't delay!
Availability: NOW
Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears 50 larvae
Wooly Bears are available again! Real old favourites that are disappearing from our countryside today. You could help them in the wild.
Availability: NOW
£62.50 £39.95
White Prominent Leucodonta bicoloria 15 eggs
Possibly the rarest moth in the British Isles. Re-discovered after 70 years thought to be extinct.This stock is from Europe.
Availability: May
Alder Kitten Harpayia bicuspis 15 eggs/10 larvae
The rarest of the Kittens. Never before listed by WWB.
Availability: Spring 2017
Tau Emperor  Tau Emperor form FERENIGRA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae
This rare form has dense black broad marginal bands, sometimes with suffusion across the wings.
Availability: April/May
Tau Emperor Melanic Aglia tau MELANIA 15 Eggs or 10 larvae
An amazing and very rare melanic form of the Tau Emperor. Males are coal black, with sapphire blue eye-spots.
Availability: Apr/May
High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe 10 spring larvae
Post hibernation larvae immediately available, feeding on Violet. All the work done for you! Very scarce species
Availability: NOW
£29.90 £12.95
Black Hairstreak S. pruni 10 larvae
An extremely rare British butterfly. Larvae available in April
Availability: April
£50.00 £28.00
Great American Poplar Hawk modesta 15 eggs or 10 larvae
A very fine and large North American relative of the Poplar Hawk. Large and very striking caterpillars.
Availability: June/July
Black-veined White crataegi 5 pupae
Wonderfully coloured and patterned pupae. The butterflies have papery wings, males very white, females translucent.
Availability: Apr/May
Brown Hairstreak T. betulae 20 eggs
Eggs which will hatch soon. Feed on Blackthorn. Best kept sleeved. One of our finest Hairstreaks.
Availability: Winter
Kentish Glory versicolora 15 eggs
Eggs available now. Very scarce species, easily reared. Interesting in all stages.
Availability: NOW
Glanville Fritillary cinxia 10 larvae
Larvae out of hibernation and feeding on narrow-leaved plantain.
Availability: NOW
Marsh Fritillary aurinia 10 larvae
Larvae out of hibernation. Honeysuckle buds are bursting in time to provide their food. Larvae available for a short time this month.
Availability: NOW
ORIENTAL GIANTS Collection of Cocoons
The biggest moths in the world. Collections of cocoons from different regions, very variable moths. Never offered before, and good prices!
Availability: March 2017
Attacus caesar Philippines cocoons
Exceedingly difficult to obtain. Further cocoons have just arrived! Huge moths, variable in markings and colouring. Larvae that differ from atlas. Don't miss these!
Availability: NOW
Chinese Oak Silkmoth A pernyi A Breeding stock of 5 cocoons
Fresh cocoons from China. Very large moths that breed easily. The larvae change colour and become HUGE! Ideal for beginners.
Availability: NOW
Sea Buckthorn Hawk hippophaes 4 Pupae
A scarce Hawkmoth from central Europe, related to the Spurge Hawk.Seldom obtainable. Breeds on Hippophae but also on Willowherb.
Availability: NOW
Carolina Sphinx Moth Manduca sexta pupae
Amazing pupae with prominent external proboscis. Large and very handsome Hawkmoth. Breeds well in captivity. These have not been available for years. Don't miss them now!
Availability: NOW
Pseudantheraea discrepans Pupae
Strange green pupae just arrived from Central Africa, hanging in small groups in netted hammocks! Moths very varied. We've not had them for years.
Availability: NOW
Giant Atlas Moth Attacus atlas cocoons
Among the largest moths in the world, the Giant Atlas can be hatched at home - an experience never to be forgotten!
Availability: March/April
American Moon Moth Actias luna Cocoons
Strikingly beautiful in shape and colour. Breeds easily. Moths emerge in May.
Availability: NOW
Saturnia pavoniella Breeding stock of 5 Cocoons SALE PRICE
Also known as the Ligurian Emperor, can be hybridised with pavonia. Large cocoons. Larvae unusually varied in pattern and colour. See pictures!
Availability: NOW
£18.75 £12.95
Japanese Owl Moth Brahmaea japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Extraordinary larvae with very pronounced curly horns at both ends. Easily reared on Privet. See the attractive pictures of the moth.
Availability: Spring 2017
Giant Peacock Moth pyri Cocoons Breeding Stock of 5 cocoons
Europe's largest Moth. A huge relative of our Emperor Moth, with very spectacular larvae. Productive egg-layers!
Availability: NOW
Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears 10 larvae
Woolly Bear caterpillars are great favourites and will be ready in March/April. Once common in hedgerows. Maybe we can help bring them back?
Availability: NOW
CHART Caterpillars of British Moths 1 and 2, Gordon Riley & David Carter
Two charts showing a massive variety of interesting moth caterpillars. A practical identification reference.
Availability: NOW
CEBALLOSI subspecies of Graellsia isabellae Pupae
A localised and scarce form of the Spanish Moon Moth, arguably the most beautiful Moth in Europe.
Availability: Autumn 2017
Emperor Moth pavonia 15 eggs
For early spring rearing. Larvae start black, finishing up looking as good as many exotic species. Easy to rear on several foodplants.
Availability: April/May
Tau Emperor Aglia tau 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Young larvae have horns or spines like exotic Brahmaeds, which are shed when larger and the larvae take on an angular shape.
Availability: April
Painted Lady cardui  5 larvae in Pot on Diet
Ready imminently, 5 caterpillars in a pot of diet. No work involved! Ideal for families and beginners. Rear larvae through to butterflies.
Availability: NOW
Cherry Moth promethea 5 cocoons for breeding  SALE PRICE
An amazing species, with male and female quite dissimilar. Flies and breeds by day. Curious and beautiful larvae, white with decorations of yellow or red.
Availability: NOW
£29.50 £21.95
Breeding Butterflies & Moths - Ekkehard Friedrich
A most comprehensive bible on breeding many species in captivity. The only one of its kind.
Availability: NOW
Philippine Atlas Moth Attacus atlas cocoons
Cocoons of the Philippine Atlas Moth. These can be bred from immediately, or kept cool until spring.
Availability: Imminent
Oak Hawk Marumba quercus 2 pupae
A large and remarkable Hawkmoth from central and southern Europe. Larvae feed on Oaks, including evergreen. Moth has the most remarkable camouflage.
Availability: NOW
Oleander Hawk nerii 10 larvae
Very fast-growing larvae, that change colour and pattern with each skin-change, easily reared on Privet. Available immediately
Availability: NOW
Oak Silkmoth polyphemus  cocoons
Very striking moths with many colour forms. Larvae have metallic spangles like mercury. Easy to rear.
Availability: NOW
Festoon Zerynthia polyxena 5 pupae
Related to the Swallowtails with some characteristics of Parnassius. The larvae feed on Aristolochia.
Availability: NOW
Map Butterfly levana 5 Pupae
A delightful Nymphalid, not found in Britain, feeds on Nettle. Eggs are laid in vertical strings. Spring and summer forms like totally different species.
Availability: NOW
Deathshead Hawk Atropos 15 Eggs,
Eggs being laid now. Larvae grow well on Privet. Keep humid and at 25-30ºC.
Availability: March/April onwards
Antheraea yamamai 15 overwintering Eggs
Winter eggs stored cold, hatch in spring. Larvae feed on Oak and other common trees. Bright green cocoons. Moths emerge in autumn.
Availability: NOW
Tiger Swallowtail glaucus pupae SALE PRICE
One of the finest Swallowtails in North America. Large and boldly marked. Some females emerge as an interesting melanic form.
Availability: NOW
Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae
Closely related to our Swallowtail, breeds like it and can be hybridised. Difficult to obtain. Some pupae immediately available.
Availability: NOW
Colorado Pine Silkmoth Coloradia doris
FIrst time offered. Very unusual Silkmoth from N. America. Larvae feed on Pines. Eggs ready in early summer.
Availability: Summer 2017
European Cynthia Moth Philosamia cynthia A breeding stock of 5 cocoons
Wild-collected wild and large cocoons of this relative of the Atlas Moth that is established in a few restricted parts of Europe. Easy to breed.
Availability: Autumn 2017
Scarce Swallowtail podalirius  pupae
Very fine and healthy pupae to hatch in the spring. One of Europe's most exotic butterflies.
Availability: NOW
Winter is a good time to attend to Lepidoptera collections. Relaxing Fluid is needed to deal with specimens caught and stored, or for re-setting. SPECIAL PRICE FOR TWO!
Availability: NOW
OSIER A wonderful foodplant. Ten cuttings
Fast-growing, alternative foodplant for surprising range of species, even Silkmoths and Hawkmoths. Click to read more.
Availability: NOW
Vapourer Moth antiqua 50 eggs
Egg mass of at least 50. Store cold until spring. Very beautiful larvae, extremely easy to rear. Curious wingless female seldom moves off the cocoon and there it lays its eggs.
Availability: NOW
Dark Green Fritillary aglaia 20 larvae
Hibernating larvae to raise in spring, on potted wild violet.
Availability: Late autumn
Small Elephant Hawk porcellus pupae SALE PRICE
Bright magenta moths, that breed well in a large cage, on growing foodplant. Not easily obtained.
Availability: NOW
Catocala dilecta 12 eggs SALE PRICE
A Underwing new to WWB. An Oak Feeder like sponsa, but a different south European species from Croatia.
Availability: NOW
£19.95 £14.95
Catocala pacta  Russia 10 eggs SALE PRICE
Another new species for WWB. This Underwing is from Russia and is reared on Willows and Sallows. Only a few of the new species available.
Availability: NOW
£16.95 £13.50
Clifden Nonpareil (Blue Underwing) Catocala fraxini 15 Eggs SALE PRICE
The largest of the Underwings, and the only blue species. Store eggs cold until spring. Easy reared sleeved on Poplar.
Availability: NOW
£12.95 £10.95
Hickory Horned Devil regalis 10 eggs
One of the grandest species you can rear. Fearsome caterpillars, and strikingly exotic moths. Recently unavailable, but we now have a good breeding stock.
Availability: Summer 2017
Convolvulous Hawk convolvuli pupae 3 Pupae
It is rare to have convolvuli pupae. Amazing creatures, with a proboscis like a jug handle!
Availability: NOW
Emperor Gum Moth eucalypti cocoons SALE PRICES
Larvae feed on Eucalyptus and reportedly Birch. Fresh cocoons available immediately.
Availability: NOW
Willowherb Hawkmoth Proserpinus proserpina Pupae
An amazingly beautiful green patterned Hawkmoth that is reared on Willowherb. Interesting larvae, that eat a lot!
Availability: NOW
Chequered Blue Scolitantides orion 4 pupae
Dormant pupae of this mountain Blue. Breed in summer on Sedum. Difficult to obtain.
Availability: Late summer
Tagoropsis leporina, Madagascar 2 pupae
Very seldom offered. An attractive species for the Silkmoth connoisseur.
Availability: NOW
Ceranchia apollina Madagascar pupae
A Madagascan Silkmoth with unusual soft cream colouring. Males and females quite distinct. Seldom offered.
Availability: NOW
Plastic Box Size 8 Medium. Pack of Six
An excellent new size for rearing larvae. Pack of six.
Availability: NOW
Plastic Box Size 6 Extra Large. Pack of 2 SALE PRICE
Large clear plastic rearing container. Recommended for larger larvae or large numbers of smaller ones.
Availability: NOW
£16.00 £13.95
Pyjama Mini Cage 22 x 29 x 25cm high SALE PRICE
The MINI PJ cage has now grown about a third and is better proportioned. Price held.
Availability: NOW
Pyjama Cage LARGE 60 x 40 cm changeable height
Revolutionary design. Lots of space. Easy to maintain. Choose between low or high and change at will. Temporary SPECIAL PRICE!
Availability: NOW
£49.50 £39.95
New to the WWB website. High quality forceps for use in larvae rearing - at a very low price
Availability: NOW
NETTING Fine Black Nylon 10 metres SALE PRICE
Worldwide Butterflies netting price is very low. Now there is a SPECIAL PROMOTION PRICE on 10 metres!
Availability: NOW
£31.95 £22.95
Artificial Mulberry Diet for 20 Silkworms
Special Promotion Price. Substitute food for silkworms when mulberry difficult to find.
Availability: NOW
Outfit to rear silkworms from egg to cocoon, complete with diet, and equipment to reel the silk - some 3 miles from each cocoon!
Availability: NOW
£59.50 £39.50
Idea leuconoe Philippines 5 pupae
With papery wings leuconoe difts through the jungle!
Availability: April
Morpho peleides pupae
Magnificent, iridescent blue, and very large! You can have these emerge at home!
Availability: April


 Livestock orders not able to be supplied are carried over for priority supply the next season. Please inform us if you wish to cancel and be credited or refunded.

Livestock sent to UK addresses will be replaced or credited if it arrives dead and is reported within 2 days. Not if it dies subsequently or is reported later.  Overseas orders are sent only at the buyer's risk.

Please note that all prices are subject to 20% VAT (except books and orders from non-EU countries), and carriage charges, which will be added to your order at the checkout.

Livestock sent outside the UK, whilst we do our best to see that it arrives safely, is sent at the BUYER'S RISK. Livestock to Mediterranean countries is often subject to delay and hot climate. Please do not order eggs/larvae, nor pupae that are not dormant, to be sent where it is hot.  Livestock sent to USA need USDA permits. We cannot send to AUS or NZ, unless government authorised.


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