The Butterflies at Our Farm

Each year brings new delight to the farm as we identify another species of butterfly.  Many are furtive and not easily photographed, or there is not a camera handy at the sighting.  We invite you enjoy the images we have captured!

Some of the Butterfly Species We Raise for Release & Exhibits

Butterflies for Release:

Michigan Native Butterfly Farm raises the following butterfly species for release throughout the United States.  Please check to see which can be released in your state by visiting Association For Butterflies USDA-APHIS-PPQ Butterfly Environmental Release Decision Chart.

Monarch / Painted Lady / American Lady / Eastern Black Swallowtail / Mourning Cloak / Red Admiral

Pricing includes complimentary personalized glassine release envelopes.

The USDA limits the species of butterflies that can be shipped across state lines. However, within each state, any indigenous species raised by a butterfly breeder can be shipped for release.  Please check with us for seasonal availability of Michigan species. See below for additional butterflies that can be released in Michigan.

Butterflies for Exhibits and Butterfly Houses:

Michigan Native Butterfly Farm supplies exhibits and butterfly houses throughout the United States.  Please contact us for pricing and availability @ 734.347.0443.

TigerSwallowtail - Papilio glaucus
Tiger Swallowtail Female -
Papilio glaucus

Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail -
Battus philenor

Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa 
Mourning Cloak -
Nymphalis antiopa

Common Buckeye -
Junonia coenia

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral -
Vanessa atalanta

Monarch -
Danaus plexippus

Spicebush Swallowtail - Pterourus troilus
Spicebush Swallowtail -
Pterourus troilus

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail -
Papilio polyxenes

Viceroy -
Limenitis archippus

Red Spotted Purple Limentis arthemis
Red Spotted Purple -
Limentis arthemis

Cabbage White - Pieris rapae
Cabbage White -
Pieris rapae

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes
Giant Swallowtail -
Papilio cresphontes

Question Mark - Polygonia interrogationis
Question Mark -
Polygonia interrogationis

Painted Lady -
Vanessa cardui

Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus
Zebra Swallowtail -
Eurytides marcellus

Baltimore checkerspot - Euphydryas phaeton
Baltimore checkerspot -
Euphydryas phaeton

Polyphemus moth - Antheraea polyphemus
Polyphemus moth -
Antheraea polyphemus

Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Variegated Fritillary -
Euptoieta claudia

Eastern Comma Polygonia comma
Eastern Comma -
Polygonia comma

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis 
American Lady -
Vanessa virginiensis

Luna Moth -
Actius luna

cecropia moth, Hyalophora cecropia Linnaeu
Cecropia Moth -
Hyalophora cecropia

Tiger Swallowtail Male- Papilio glaucus
Tiger Swallowtail Male -
Papilio glaucus

Black Swallowtail Male - Papilio polyxenes
Black Swallowtail Male -
Papilio polyxenes

Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus
Tiger Swallowtail Female -
Papilio glaucus