Specimens from The Butterfly Company are dead and dried real butterflies and insects from butterfly farms around the world. We are an authorized and licensed dealer of these butterflies and insects, and we set the standards.
Buying butterflies and insects, dead or alive, has rules and regulations for everyone. Import and export requirements are regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are licensed by them and comply with all U.S. and international import/export laws and regulations – our business is 100% legal. When you buy from our company, you can sleep peacefully knowing that all import and export clearances, proper documents, and permits are retained in our files.
We are the most reliable, and legal, source for insect specimens in the United States. Purchasing certain butterflies requires special permits, and we have them. For your peace of mind, when you purchase any of these species, we will include our corresponding CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) import permit number on your invoice. CITES butterflies include all species of Ornithoptera, Troides, and Trogonoptera, and certain Papilionidae.