Welcome to raisingbutterflies.org!!

This website is an encyclopedia of knowledge designed both to help beginners understand the basics and to encourage seasoned veterans to collaborate the specifics of raising butterflies from Western North America and beyond.

If you are new to raising butterflies and want to learn some basic first steps,
check out our beginner section.

If you would like to learn more about how to locate butterfly eggs and caterpillars in the wild and want to learn what types of containers and equipment you need to take care of them, please visit our techniques and setups section.  (This section has a lot of information.)

Lastly, if you're looking to rear a specific butterfly species or want to learn strategies as it applies for a given taxon, or even a species group, please visit our species specific section.  This section will provide a report based upon 20 key parameters of butterfly rearing.