caterpillar support

About Our Caterpillar Support Programs

Each year we are frequently contacted by a frantic butterfly gardener concerning not having enough host plant for their voraciously eating caterpillars. 

The Caterpillar Support Program is for fellow caterpillar raisers who need host plants. The Caterpillar Support Network is for those who can provide host plants to applicants of the Caterpillar Support Program.

Caterpillar Support Program

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Caterpillar Support Network

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Species We've Raised

We have hand raised 21 different species of Leps collected from our yard. We have identified over 25 different species of host plant within our backyard habitat. For educational and outreach purposes, we hand raise a variety of Swallowtail caterpillars. We also hand raise Monarchs to provide support to their declining population. All other species we typically allow them to go through their life cycle on their own or provide limited intervention as we’ve learned that they know exactly what to do.

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