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Painted Lady Caterpillars undergo complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly over the course of several weeks. Beautiful butterflies are one of the most widely distributed species in the world.

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Maintain caterpillars on the food they are shipped with. Adult butterflies can be kept in a net house away from direct sunlight. Contact us for a free care guide with detailed instructions on the care of adult butterflies.

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A classroom classic! Painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) undergo complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly over the course of several weeks. These beautiful butterflies are one of the most widely distributed species in the world. Shipped with food and complete care instructions. Note: Organisms raised in the classroom should not be released into the wild. A state permit is required to ship to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.