In the wild, less than 7% of butterfly eggs will survive to adulthood. In contrast, captive breeding programs achieve 70%-90% survival rates. Based on a 70% survival rate, butterfly farms can produce 2450 specimens from an average female Birdwing butterfly in just three generations! These figures demonstrate just how reproductive the insect world is!
Butterfly farms help to save the rainforest by providing villagers an alternate income other than clearing virgin tropical forest. Raising insects to sell is the only incentive some indigenous peoples have to save their tropical forests.
Every item comes with a "Certificate of Authenticity" which explains the butterfly’s origins and how your purchase helped to save our rainforests!