Butterfly Releases

What The Experts Say

"When we meet a fact which contradicts a prevailing theory, we must accept the fact and abandon the theory, even when the theory is supported by great names and generally accepted." --- Claude Bernard, 1865


Interesting Fact:

In the last 32 years, Insect Lore has shipped out over 8 million Painted Lady larvae; and Monarch Watch Program has shipped 250,000 Monarch larvae in the last 8 years. No damage to local butterfly populations nor to the environment has been reported to have occurred as a result of this livestock being sold, raised and released.



Harry Pavulaan
By profession, Harry Pavulaan is a cartographer, but is as knowledgeable as a Ph.D. entomologist.

Harry Pavulaan conducts private research on Blues, that has included finding new species. He authored the Virginia Butterfly Atlas, and is East Coast editor of the USGS Butterfly Web Site. He has created a fabulous butterfly garden at his home.

Practicing Conservation Biologist
Co-Author of "Alberta Butterflies"
University of Calgary
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
Association of Professional Biologists of British Columbia
Wildlife Biologist
Member of the
Board of Directors of the Monarch Program
Director of The Butterfly Conservancy
Has raised Lepidoptera for the past 35 years.

by Melanie McCarthy


International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.




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