Lepidopteraa pupae Salamis parhassus

Live Lepidoptera pupae from Kenya, new selection!

Live Lepidoptera pupae from Kenya, new selection!

Lepidopteraa pupae Salamis parhassus in

Dear friends colleagues and customers, we present the second selection of live Lepidoptera pupae from Kenya (Saturniidae, Nymphalidae and Papilionidae) including new and very attractive species of tropical butterflies and moths. The pupae are already available in our shop, shipping of pupae will start on 9 June, pre-sale with limited quantities!

In this article we show the list of the novel moth and butterfly pupae available in our shop, please mind to read the descriptions and inform about the life cycle of the species you wish to purchase. Carefully read our shipping disclaimer and terms of service, so that you will be 100% aware of the terms and need of this trade.

All our prices for LEPIDOPTERA PUPAE do include 21% Dutch VAT, if you are a business and you have a VAT number, please contact us privately at [email protected] so that we can invoice you the costs ex-VAT.

Lepidoptera pupae: Saturniidae from Kenya, species list

Lepidoptera pupae moon moth
Argema mimosae, the African moon moth, caterpillar and adult.

Saturniidae, which are commonly known as saturniids, consists in family of Lepidoptera with an estimated 2,300 described species. This family contains some of the largest species of moths in the world and we are very happy to offer, for the first time, a wide range of Saturniidae from Kenya. You can order them directly from our SHOP.

4,50EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Argema Mimosae, the African moon moth
4,20EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Bunea Alcione, the emperor moth
4,00EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Epiphora mythimnia
4,20EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Gonimbrasia dione
4,20EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Gynanisa maja
Saturniidae species list, order in our SHOP

Adults of these large and stunning African Saturniidae moths will emerge from pupae in approx. 2-5 weeks. Pairing them can be obtained in medium size (40x60cm) cages. Pupae need to be kept on a humid substrate, being careful of avoiding excess of water that can cause mold to grow. High temperatures will help in synchronizing emergence.

Lepidoptera pupae: Nymphalidae and Papilionidae from Kenya

The second round of Saturniidae, Nymphalidae and Papilionidae species of the provides a special selection of rarely offered butterfly pupae. Don’t miss the opportunity to see them emerging. We aim to bring more Lepidoptera pupae species across the year, stay tuned for updates by subscribing our newsletter in our contact section.

Butterfly pupae are perfect for greenhouses or other medium-large breeding environments. Please mind that, conversely to other Lepidoptera pupae, diurnal butterflies hatch fast, thus we cannot ship any of the following species outside the EU (Except for the US, read the shipping disclaimer). Orders within EU will require a fast shipping method (Courier shipping).

Papilio phorcas pupae
Frontal and lateral view of Papilio phorcas
2,90EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Salamis parhassus (cover image) SPECIAL PRICE
2,90EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Papilio demodocus SPECIAL PRICE
3,20EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Charaxes fulvescens
3,20EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Hypolimnas monteironis
2,60EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Catopsilia florella
3,40EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Papilio dardanus
2,75EUR cad (incl. VAT) – Kenya butterfly MIX (55EUR for 20pcs)
Papilionidae and Nymphalidae species list, order in our SHOP

Lepidoptera pupae: Shipping disclaimer and terms of service

Please read carefully the text below to understand the different options to ship butterflies and moth pupae from Kenya. Mind that choosing the right shipping method is key in order to safely receive livestock. Policies for shipping will be divided according to the Lepidoptera families offered. Is possible to buy butterfly pupae safely with the express courier option (35EUR) if you live in the US. If you are ordering from Italy, pay attention to the last chapter.

Saturniidae shipping policy

Saturniidae pupae are shipped from Italy. We do cover all orders sent towards EU by guarantee if they are done with courier shipment (both normal 18EUR and express options 35EUR). Although we can ship Saturniidae pupae worldwide, we do not assume any responsibility for orders sent outside EU.

Papilionidae and Nymphalidae shipping policy – Express delivery towards USA

Papilionidae and Nymphalidae pupae are shipped from Italy. We do cover all orders of diurnal butterfly pupae from Kenya sent towards EU by guarantee only if they are done with express courier shipment (35EUR option). We cannot deliver Papilionidae and Nymphalidae pupae worldwide (except for the USA), we will cancel and refund immediately any order received from outside EU containing these species. If you order butterfly pupae from the USA, please select the Express courier option (35EUR) and you will receive them quickly.

live lepidoptera for sale
Papilio demodocus caterpillar on Citrus sp.

Shipping policies for Italy

If you order from Italy, please select the priority shipping option for 11EUR, your pupae will be sent with 24-48h courier and all of them (Saturniidae, Nymphalidae and Papilionidae) will be covered by 100% guarantee. If you have any doubt, feel free to write us for more details.

Terms of service and contacts

Any claim for damaged material (Lepidoptera pupae) must be submitted max 48h after reception of goods. Claims received after this period can be refused. We commit to offer a smooth and safe delivery. For any additional information please write to [email protected]

If you want lo learn more on African Saturniidae, we suggest to visit afromoths.net and africanmoths.com

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