Caterpillar kit refill – 6 caterpillars and plants

$149.00 inc. GST

** We will send either Monarchs or Orchard Swallowtails in your caterpillar kit depending on seasonal availability.  If you require a specific species, please specify on your order and we will do our best to fulfil this **

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*Send Date – This is the date that we will hand your order to Australia Post.  We use Express Post which is their fastest method of delivery (Arrival date will depend on your location – Refer Aus Post website) – Butterflies require over 20 degrees to be released.  Please consider this when selecting your send date.

* WINTER: We are now sold out for Autumn.  Next availability will be Orchard Swallowtail kits from the 29th July.  These are only for locations that have temperatures above 22 degrees daily.  The next availability for colder locations will be October.

OCTOBER: We have opened orders for limited numbers weekly in October.  In September once we know how our plants have over wintered we will then open up more spots if we can increase numbers.


So you enjoyed the caterpillar kit and would like your students or kids to have the butterfly experience again. No need to pay for the whole kit this time!  Just order this refill and re-use your equipment and the instructions/education material book.

The price includes Express Post* delivery.  We pack and send all Caterpillar refill kits on Mondays.  

*Australia Post notification: Next-business-day guarantee currently suspended – Express Post remains our fastest postal service – please refer to their website directly for delivery times to your location.

Releasing or keeping your butterflies.

Butterflies require 20C or higher to fly.  They will be sleepy at lower temperatures.

If the weather is not warm enough, the butterflies can be kept in your pop-up enclosure for 3-4 weeks or longer but you need to feed them every second day.  It is easy to feed butterflies.   Soak a paper towel in sugary water (1-2 teaspoons of sugar per glass of water) and place it on top of the enclosure. Butterflies are attracted to light and always hang out at the top of the enclosure.  This is where you place your paper towel.  You can also put one at the bottom of the cage, just in case. Additionally, its a very good idea to mist the mesh of your enclosure with water to keep the butterflies hydrated.  (**Orchard Swallowtail butterflies must be released the following day due to their large delicate wings.)

What is included:

  • 6 caterpillars
  • Plant cuttings
  • Delivery via  Express Post (overnight to most areas)
  • email and phone support

Please click here for the full Caterpillar Kit.

Please specify if you would like a particular species.

Orchard Swallowtails (available seasonally) 

Young Orchard caterpillar is black and white. It tries to look like a bird poop!
A mature Orchard caterpillar changes its colour to green and looks alot like a green branch.
A mature Orchard caterpillar changes its colour to green and looks alot like a green branch.
An Orchard chrysalis positions itself with its head up and is attached to a branch by a tuft of silk at the bottom tip and a silken “belt” in the middle. Its colour can be green or brown depending on its surrounding and it can wiggle its abdomen to surprise predators and unsuspecting kids..
A mature Orchard swallowtail butterfly is magnificent with large wings bearing red and white markings. It glides gracefully among the trees.