Worldwide Butterflies has been supplying butterflies and moths for over 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.

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Welcome to the WWB Website

If you wish to edit your order, click on Shopping Cart where you can change the quantities or remove an item. It is essential to click the blue circular arrow ikon after making a change on an item, which updates the calculations.

Then proceed to Checkout.

If your order is not going through at checkout, you are then with PayPal, not on the WWB website, it sometimes helps to try an alternative valid card, otherwise, you can select to pay by PayPal instead of a card.

 

Login to My Account  to follow availability of booked items. You can see your order history, Store Credits and check on dispatch. Booked species may have an update note. If none please check the species text on the website to see the current availability.

 

Have you received the latest WWB NEWS? To receive WWB NEWS by email in future, please go to your Account and click NEWS Subscribe. It's free. You will be notified about current and coming species, special offers and more.  

Click here to see an example of the WWB NEWS.

Most items on the website pages have multiple pictures which show when you click the main picure. If you hover the cursor over a picture, arrows appear left or right so you can scroll through the pictures enlarged. You can click any picture to see it enlarged.

 

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.

 

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To make sure that the recipient gets the greatest benefit, let them choose from the whole WWB website the things they MOST want.

This is a wonderful way to mark an event, birthday, anniversary or show appreciation to friends or family, or to encourage a budding interest, even to start a new one.

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If you wish to enquire about an order: Before you email, please check the anticipated availability period for the species, and check your Account History because for most booked species you will see a note on your account. This may answer your query. If you do enquire, please quote the five figure ORDER NUMBER and SPECIES, without which we may not be able to respond.

 

Availability: The availability of each species is shown. Orders are booked, and the availability can change. Anything that is immediately available is shown as NOW. If a month or period is shown, and we are at that time, unless the availability is NOW, we must wait until the species is ready to be sent out. As soon as it is, the availability changes to NOW, and dispatch commences.

Orders sent internationally are at the risk of the purchaser: When placing an order to be sent internationally, you agree to accept non-arrival, delay or hatching or death of livestock - all risks. We do everything possible to get your order to you safely, by post. Dormant livestock can normally be sent by post, but in hot seasons all livestock is at risk. For European destinations orders can be sent by courier, and arrive in only a few days after dispatch. If this is not shown as the means of sending and you wish to order Express courier, please select Express European courier (XXP) from the main menu. Click on XXP and add this to your order. We cannot send by courier to USA, AUS,NZ, S. Africa and most other countries outside Europe. Even though Express courier costs considerably more: it does not guarantee safe arrival, but usually ensures prompt delivery in fresh condition and perfect health. 

Time in the Post: Ordered items may come from several different sources, breeders, publishers, manufacturers in different places, even from another country. Most orders are sent by post and arrive with your letters. There is no tracking.  Please remember that each species has its season, and allow for this, also for the possibility of your order being posted internationally, which can take  a week or two to arrive.Orders for European destinations may be sent by Express courier, once the species is available, if it is obligatory because the species develops quickly, or because it is specifically requested. Generally Express courier takes 1-3 days and is the best way to send livestock that requires special handling, however this is not guaranteed and both mail and courier service is sometimes extended, outside anybody's control, due to Covid 19.

 

Orders can be seen on your account Order History. Enquiries about how long delivery will take will not be replied to because the delivery time in the post is inconsistent, and not in anyone's control. Most orders are arriving in good time and good condition.

PLEASE BE PATIENT!  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

LIVESTOCK

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.

 

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.

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.

AWAY DATES

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.

 

NEWS and UPDATES

We will email you: just go to My Account and click to receive these.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Breeding stock of 5 or 10 pupae: If the species breeds easily, or you are  experienced and if both sexes emerge at about the same time, 5 pupae may well be enough to give you a pairing and fertile eggs.

With TEN pupae, the chances of breeding success are considerably improved.

Classic species. The WWB website has a very wide range of species from all over the world, including Deathshead Hawkmoth, Swallowtails, wonderful Exotic Butterfly Pupae, tropical giants such as the Atlas Moths and a variety of amazing Moon Moths. The anticipated season for availability is shown for each one.

 

PLEASE SEE FEATURED SPECIES AND CURRENT LIVESTOCK

SEE FEATURED SPECIES There are some very unusual species and offers. It is not very often that we can expect such a range of classic desirable species and extreme rarities, all at one time!  

THERE ARE STAR CLASSIC and RARE SPECIES that are particularly rare and desirable. These include the Purple Emperor iris, the Swedish Nomiate species of SWALLOWTAIL.

THERE ARE SPECIAL REDUCTIONS featured on the Home Page and please see the whole section entitled MARKET STALL!

 

MOONLANDER MOTH TRAP with the GOODDEN GEMLIGHT 

To celebrate being able to travel again, there is a temporary price of £50 off!

 

ATLAS MOTH Attacus atlas eggs AND COCOONS are both available NOW. 

Vapourer Moth Orgyia antiqua beautiful tufted and colourful larvae are immediately available.

LARGE COPPER Lycaena dispar batavus larvae are out of hibernation and available immediately. This Dutch race is almost indistinguishable from the original British L. dispar dispar  which became extinct 150 years ago. We are so lucky to have this magnificent metalic copper rarity to rear at home. These larvae will produce butterflies this summer.

PUPAE OF HELICONIUS are ready immediately. Larvae will be available shortly.

MONARCH BUTTERFLY Danaus plexippus larvae are also available NOW. Pupae are available most months, not continuously.

There are larvae of several of the Fritillary species, notably Silver-washed paphia, which is always in short supply, Pupae of Marsh aurinia and Glanville cinxia are all available NOW. Heath Fritillary athalia larvae are ready now.

 Please visit the WWB website regularly, to see all the other species new to our lists, as they appear.

 

FROM CHINA!  Chinese Oak Silkmoth Antheraea pernyi cocoons. Superb in size and quality. In recent years this species has been over-bred in captivity. The introduction of this fresh wild stock will overcome this problem. Order immediately and store cold for breeding from May onwards. 

Chinese Long-tailed Moon Moth Actias dubernardi. Cocoons are being spun now. This species is in great demand and is most difficult to obtain.  Eggs are available immediately.

There are new additions to the species list for this spring and summer. Please see in particular Aglia japonica, a bigger, brighter version of the European Tau Emperor. Antheraea frithi has a lot in common with the Tussore Silkmoth. Nudaurelia krucki is a large African Saturniid never listed before, and there is a fascinating Eggar Lasiocampidae from Africa Philotherma rosa natalica. There are others - please see the Featured species.

Pupae of the Iberian Fritillary beckeri (a beautiful rarity) sold out but there are some more NOW. In May will be larvae of the Early Small Tortoiseshell urticae, Painted Lady cardui, soon followed by Peacock Inachis io and the Comma c-album.

 

CURRENT PUPAE include a number of rarer Hawkmoth species of interest to the Sphingid connoisseur.

SEEDS of two rare foodplants are available right now. Milk Parsley Peucedanum palustre is the preferred foodplant of the Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio machaon. Sow the seed immediately and it germinates with vigour. The seed does not store for long. Also available now is seed of Great Water Dock Rumex hydropathalum, the preferred foodplant of the Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar.

Silkmoth specialists will find a wide range of Saturniids available immediately. Cocoons of the African Moon Moth Argema mimosae have just arrived from Kenya. These are miniatures of the Madagascan Moon Moth mittrei,  with a delicate greenish hue. They can be bred and raised on Eucalyptus. 

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NEW KITE NET. Rugged construction, easy to dismantle and erect. Minimal size for travel, yet large frame with extra deep net bag. New design Frame and Net Bag. It's essential to order the handle of your choice separately.

 

For GIFT SUGGESTIONS please click on that section in the menu top left of the Home Page, or click here.

For some years two favourite Silkmoths that were once always available, have become very scarce in captivity. The Indian Moon Moth Actias selene has almost completely disappeared in captive breeding, but eggs will again be available in the coming season. The Chinese Oak Silkmoth Antheraea pernyi has become week and inbred in captivity, but now we have wild silk cocoons direct from China. Cocoons are available immediately, and eggs can be booked for supply from May onwards. 

SEE CURRENT LIVESTOCK for other eggs and larvae that are available NOW. 

Worldwide Butterflies NEWS keeps you informed of current livestock changes and availability, and often includes special offers and promotions. 

PUPAE NEST: At this time, with the new season ahead, it is a good opportunity to set up a practical emerging cage. WWB has devised the PUPAE NEST, which is the most successful way of keeping pupae moist, safe and able to be examined whenever required. The Pupae Nest is suitable for all pupae, but is particularly ideal for pupae that live on or under the ground. Pupae are arranged in depressions in specially formed foam sheets, which keeps the pupae separate, moist, and in hygienic conditions. Please see the Pupae Nest in the section for Plastic Rearing Containers.

For the Field Naturalist there is the new Spring Frame Pocket Net. Please see this in the Equipment section of this website. The design is practical, construction rugged, and the net fits nicely in the pocket, but can be deployed in seconds when required. This keeps both hands free for examination and photography, when the net is not in current use. 

Osier Willow S. viminalis. Years ago we planted a stick that was floating down a river in Wiltshire. That was in 1954! It grew - rapidly - producing a wealth of leaves. We tried it as a foodplant and discovered that not only did British species do well on it, but exotic silkmoth larvae as well.  An amazing foodplant that grows prodigeously, looks most attractive grown formally in a garden, or in a wild setting.

Moonlander Moth Trap and Goodden GemLight. No other trap is so compact and lightweight for travel. The only ultra compact trap and light for travel and sampling insects in remote habitats. 

Rearing Cages There are cages for travel, small ones for starters, Giant for larger breeding programmes and the range of Pyjama Cages in three sizes. Pyjama Cages are practical in use and  one of the most important features is that, a used cage can be renovated to almost new state in only a few minutes. No need to replace netting that is worn or dirty, simply by removing the entire netting cover and replacing with a new or freshly washed one. 

Sleeves. Sleeving is the most natural method for rearing larvae, proving constantly fresh food, with protection from parasites and predators, and preventing escape. The WWB sleeves uniquely have zip access which is a great convenience and time-saver. Five sizes from small to giant.

This RECOMMENDED section is constantly evolving. Please keep visiting the WWB website to see more, and all the other changes and additions.

 

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

Featured
Moonlander Moth Trap with Supports and Goodden GemLight
With travel becoming possible again there is a temporary 50% off!
Availability: NOW
£296.00 £246.00
The Goodden GemLight
Runs all night on just 8 AA batteries. Site the trap carefully and results can be excellent in remote areas.
Availability: NOW
£149.95
Comma larvae c-album 10 larvae
Comma larvae live solitarily. They like growing nettles, but do even better on Elm or Willow.
Availability: NOW
£14.95
Marsh Fritillary aurinia EGG MASS
A whole egg batch to produce 100 or more larvae to rear on. A BARGAIN!
Availability: May
£24.95
Lime Hawk tiliae 15 eggs
Larvae grow fast and do well indoors or sleeved outside.
Availability: NOW
£12.50
Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell xanthomelas 10 larvae
Young larvae available immediately. SELDOM OFFERED!
Availability: NOW
£24.95
Madagascan Emperor Antherina suraka 15 eggs
Wonderful larvae in many forms of colour and pattern. Easily reared on Privet indoors or sleeved outside.
Availability: NOW
£12.95
Garden Tiger caja Woolly Bears 50 larvae
Young Woolly Bears expected again from May.
Availability: May/June
£62.50 £42.95
Canary Admiral Vanessa vulcania 5 pupae
Endemic to the Canary Isles. Pupae available again this summer.
Availability: Summer
£36.95
Poplar Hawk Laothoe populi 15 eggs
Early eggs of this popular species available immediately.
Availability: NOW
£12.50
Puss Moth vinula 15 eggs
One of the most exiting of all larvae to rear. These early eggs are immediately available.
Availability: NOW
£16.95
Small Eggar Moth Eriogaster lanestris TEN cocoons SPECIAL PRICE!
Just two lots left. Sold to the next two customers who recognise a bargain!
Availability: NOW
£25.90 £17.95
Clifden Nonpareil (Blue Underwing) Catocala fraxini 15 Eggs
Eggs availalable again immediately. The most magnificent and largest of the Underwings.
Availability: Autumn
£14.95
Citrus Swallowtail POT LUCK collection of 20 eggs
Eggs being laid all the time. Immediately available. Great Fun!
Availability: NOW
£12.95
Vapourer Moth antiqua 10 larvae.
Early larvae immediately available. BEAUTIFUL!
Availability: NOW
£12.95
Emperor Moth pavonia  eggs  SPECIAL PRICES!
Breeding now, egg orders being supplied immediately.
Availability: NOW
Giant Atlas Moth Attacus atlas cocoons from Thailand
Cocoons available from stock. Now is the best time to order. Large cocoons from Thai mountain regions.
Availability: NOW
Painted Lady cardui  5 larvae in Pot on Diet
Perfect to introduce families to butterflies. The larvae live in their environmental pot and do not need further care or food!
Availability: NOW
Beckeri Marsh Fritillary Euodrydryas aurinia beckeri 5 pupae
Unexpectedly there are more pupae of this rare Iberian Fritillary. Don't miss these!
Availability: NOW
£29.95
Large Tortoiseshell polychloros 10 Larvae
Larvae not available every year. Eggs have been laid. Larvae will be sent out in May.
Availability: New orders May 2022
£24.95
Owl Butterfly Caligo species 10 larvae
Amazing larvae, very easy to rear on Banana or Canna leaves.
Availability: NOW
£12.95
Giant Peacock Moth pyri Cocoons
Quite the largest of all European species, with MOST attractive and exotic larvae. PROMOTION PRICE on TEN COCOONS.
Availability: Autumn
Imperial Silkmoth Eacles imperialis pini  pupae  SPECIAL PRICE for TEN PUPAE!
Extremely interesting and different larvae. A RARITY with SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL PRICE on TEN PUPAE.
Availability: NOW
£15.00
Bullseye Moth Automeris io  cocoons SPECIAL PRICE for TEN cocoons!
Charming moths, with gregarious larvae. Special Promotional Price for 10 cocoons!
Availability: NOW
Peruvian Black Beauty Stick Insect Peruphasma schultei A Breeding PAIR.  SPECIAL REDUCTION!
Remarkable adult pairs. FASCINATING and rare creatures, at a give-away price!
Availability: NOW
£19.50 £12.95
Rearing Tower 76 x 76 x 90mm  Carton of 6
New to the WWB range of Plastic Rearing Containers, and quite different!
Availability: NOW
£17.65
Size 5A  Plastic Box Shallow version of Size 5 174 x 115 x 41mm. Carton of 3.
New size of Plastic Rearing Container, shallower version of the ever popular Size 5.
Availability: NOW
£19.95
Heath Fritillary athalia 10 Larvae
Larvae out of hibernation and available this month.
Availability: Spring
£12.95
Marsh Fritillary aurinia larvae  20 larvae SPECIAL PRICE
Larvae ready to send immediately.
Availability: February 2022
£25.90 £17.50
Actias dubernardi China cocoons
Most delicate and extraordinary Moon Moths from China! Cocoons arriving in March. Booked orders will be supplied and there will be enough to supply new orders.
Availability: July
Cabbage Emperor Bunaea alcinoe Africa 15 eggs
Very large African Silkmoth with amazing larvae. Seldom available and highly recommended.
Availability: Spring
£16.95
Automeris frankae Costa Rica 15 eggs
Beautiful moth with wonderful patterning. Never before offered by WWB.
Availability: Spring
£15.95
Automeris dagmarae Bolivia 15 eggs
A large Bulls Eye moth, never offered by WWB before. Magnificent larvae!
Availability: April/May
£18.95
Philotherma rosa natalica 15 eggs
Another species new to WWB. A Lasiocampid with extremely characterful larvae!
Availability: Spring
£12.95
Canadian Eyed Hawk Smerinthus cerisyi 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
A New World representative of the Eyed Hawk family. Easy to rear. Very camouflaged larvae.
Availability: Spring
£12.95
Eastern Eyed Hawkmoth Smerinthus planus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
Vividly coloured and large. The moths display very vigorous defensive dances if disturbed.
Availability: Spring
£12.95
Great American Poplar Hawk modesta 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability.
A giant version of our Poplar Hawk. Very robust larva - sphinx-like!
Availability: Spring
£12.95
Automeris cecrops pamina 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
Gregarious larvae with branched spines that sting, so don't touch. Not often available.
Availability: June/July
£15.50
Japanese Emperor Aglia japonica 15 eggs or 10 larvae
Considerably larger than European Tau Emperor and vividly coloured. Interesting to rear if you are familiar with tau.
Availability: Spring
£15.50
Antheraea frithi 15 eggs or 10 larvae, according to availability
A species with characters in common with the Tussore Silkmoth. Seldom offered. Wonderful larvae and moths.
Availability: Spring
£18.00
Chinese Oak Silkmoth Antheraea pernyi Large cocoons fresh from CHINA
Just arrived from China extra fine and large cocoons, perfect for breeding this season.
Availability: NOW
Actias dubernardi China 15 eggs
Very difficult to obtain. Can be reared in winter or summer. An amazing species in all stages.
Availability: NOW
£19.50
Morpho helenor. South America pupae
Beautiful bauble-like pupae that produce the most amazing and giant iridescent butterflies!
Availability: NOW
Jersey Tiger quadripunctaria 10 larvae
Day-flying. Mostly from S. Europe, but found in Britain and beginning to spread its range.
Availability: New orders late summer 2021
£14.95
Small Eyed Sphinx Paonias myops North America pupae
A North American miniature Eyed Hawk with interesting differences.
Availability: NOW
Macleay's Spectre (Prickly Stick Insect) Extatosoma tiaratum 10 eggs
Very rewarding to rear. Big variety of forms, colour and camouflage. Most difficult to obtain.
Availability: NOW
£14.95
Sea Buckthorn Hawk hippophaes 4 Pupae
A rarity, seldom offered. The larvae feed on Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides.
Availability: NOW
£28.00
Ermine Puss Moth D erminea 5 pupae
A European cousin of the Puss Moth. Interesting to rear for comparison. Puss pupae are almost never available, and erminea pupae are scarce.
Availability: NOW
£28.50
Great Water Dock Rumex hydropathalum Seeds. Foodplant of the Large Copper Butterfly
Foodplant of the Large Copper in its natural habitat. Easily grown at water's edge or in pots standing in water.
Availability: NOW
£4.95
Milk Parsley Peucedanum palustre  Packet of seed
Seldom available. Milk Parsley seed, foodplant of the Swallowtail Papilio machaon. Germinates rapidly and easy to grow.
Availability: NOW
£4.95
Leaf Insect Phyllium giganteum TWO nymphs
In all stages, one of nature's most amazing examples of camouflage! Easily reared on Bramble.
Availability: NOW
£20.00
Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon 15 eggs
First time offered by WWB! Store winter eggs cold until February. Then sleeve.
Availability: Autumn
£15.50
Apatura metis  Two pupae (sex not guaranteed)
Available for the first time, and for only a week. A real rarity!
Availability: From June onwards
£20.00
White-letter Hairstreak Strymonidia w-album 15 eggs
Eggs in short supply and immediately available.
Availability: Late summer
£29.00
Catocala dilecta 10 eggs
A brilliant Oak-feeding Crimson Underwing, very seldom offered for sale.
Availability: NOW
£19.95 £12.95
Antheraea yamamai 15  Eggs
Overwintering eggs of this large oriental silkmoth, that occurs in many colour forms and has a bright green cocoon.
Availability: NOW
£13.95
Red Underwing Catocala nupta 15 eggs
The beautiful Red Underwing that appears in late summer.
Availability: NOW
£12.95
European Swallowtail P.machaon gorganus 15 eggs or 10 larvae according to availability
Just two lots available right now! After this the next will be in May/June.
Availability: June onwards
£12.95
Laurel Sphinx, Sphinx kalmiae pupae SPECIAL PRICE!
Very seldom available. This beauty has a lot in common with the Privet Hawk, with interesting differences in all stages.
Availability: NOW
Eri Silkmoth Philosamia cynthia ricini 15 eggs or 10 larvae, according to availability
Eggs hatch immediately and feed on Privet and other evergreen leaves. Continuously brooded, regardless of season.
Availability: April onwards
£12.95
American Black Swallowtail polyxenes asterias 15 eggs or 10 Larvae according to availability.
Eggs/larvae currently available for a short time.
Availability: Summer
£12.95
Achemon Sphinx Eumorpha achemon North America Pupae
NEW to WWB! One of America's most attractive Hawkmoths. Diapausing pupae NOW.
Availability: NOW
Canadian Bee Hawk Hemaris diffinis pupae
New to WWB! A very fine Canadian Bee Hawk. Store pupae cold to breed in the spring.
Availability: NOW
Rosy Maple Silkmoth (Sycamore Silkmoth) Dryocampa  rubicunda.  Breeding stock of 5 pupae
One of the most sought after and prettiest moths. Pairing and rearing is easy.
Availability: Autumn 2021
£29.50
Vapourer Moth antiqua eggs.
Exceptionally attractive larvae. Extraordinary fat wingless females, and males that can find them from miles away!
Availability: July onwards
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Hemaris fuciformis pupae
One of the most exciting sights of summer, the buzz of this mimetic moth, few people get to see today.
Availability: NOW
Purple Emperor Apatura iris 5 larvae
Booked orders for larvae are about to be sent out! There are MANY to send before new orders, but more can be booked NOW.
Availability: October 2021
£32.00
Swallowtail Papilio machaon machaon Sweden Breeding stock of 5 pupae
THE nominate race of Swallowtail named by Linnaeus in Sweden. Large and with some things in common with britannicus. Very seldom available.
Availability: Autumn 2021
£38.95
Scarce Vapourer Orgyia recens larvae
It's been years since we listed this scarce species. Don't let this opportunity pass!
Availability: July
Large Copper dispar batavus 5 post-hibernation larvae
Some larvae are still available. This Dutch race is almost identical to the extinct British Large Copper.
Availability: NOW
£25.00
African Moon Moth Argema mimosae Cocoons (SPECIAL PRICE for 10's!)
Elegant greeny-yellow tailed moths. Larvae fed on Eucalyptus.
Availability: NOW
Lappet Moth quercifolia 10 larvae
The larvae are very engaging! They have orange eye-like markings that show as they move. Uniquely they wrap around branches.
Availability: Summer
£12.95
WORLD SWALLOWTAIL PUPA COLLECTION 10 pupae
After months of having no exotic butterfly pupae, this collection of World Swallowtails is now available again.
Availability: NOW
£38.50
WORLD COLLECTION OF EXOTIC BUTTERFLIES Ten pupae
For the first time this year, due to Covid, exotic butterfly pupae have been impossible to obtain but we can now supply this collection again.
Availability: NOW
SILKWORMS Bombyx mori. 30 Established  Silkworms.
Can now be reared on diet or Mulberry leaves. Well established Silkworms, producing pure silk cocoons within weeks.
Availability: NOW
£14.95
NEW KITE NET
Entirely new construction and design. Rugged. Packs small. Perfect size. Frame and bag. Choose your preference of interchangeable handles.
Availability: NOW
£59.50
BREEDING OUTFIT Cage, Pupae Nest and 5 cocoons for breeding
Standard Cage with PUPAE NEST together with 5 cocoons of the Giant Atlas or Chinese Oak Silkmoth for breeding.
Availability: NOW
£83.80
SLEEVE PACK One each of Sizes 1, 3 and 4 with Velcro
The three most useful sizes, with reel of Velcro for securing the sleeve to the branch. Useful aid, giving the best chance of rearing success.
Availability: NOW
£35.50
Plastic Box Size 6 Extra Large. Pack of 2.
Large enough for fully grown large larvae, or for keeping more smaller ones. Keeps food always fresh for 24 hours.
Availability: NOW
£34.50
PUPAE NEST
This WWB method of keeping underground pupae enables humidifying, inspection and good hygiene.
Availability: NOW
Spring Frame Pocket Net - NEW SUPERIOR DESIGN
The best made and designed pocket net, compact and convenient for travel and field work. Introductory price!
Availability: NOW
£45.50
SILK-COCOON COLLECTION
Empty cocoon collections. Hugely varied, all identified. From a UNIQUE collection of the world's Silkmoth cocoons.
Availability: NOW
OSIER A wonderful foodplant. Ten cuttings
One of the most universal of all foodplants. Fast-growing in the garden or potted. Read the full description.
Availability: NOW
£12.95
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
£11.95
Pyjama Mini Cage 22 x 29 x 25cm high
The MINI PJ cage has now grown about a third and is better proportioned. Price held.
Availability: NOW
£22.95
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
£49.95
New Design LARVAE FORCEPS
New to the WWB website. High quality forceps for use in larvae rearing - at a very low price
Availability: NOW
£1.99
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 £25.95
Complete MINI SILK FARM
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

IMPORTANT NOTES

 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. 

COVID NOTE: Time in the post is outside our control during the Covid pandemic. We cannot guarantee replacement or refund in the event of loss through postal treatment or delay.

Orders are sent internationally only at the buyer's risk.

Please note that all prices are subject to carriage charges and 20% VAT (except books and orders from non-EU countries), 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.

 

WWB email: sales@wwb.co.uk