Butterfly kit

Asked May 24, 2016, 5:24 PM EDT

One can purchase an educational kit of Painted Lady caterpillars that hatch into butterflies. Is it OK to release these butterflies into the wild in Anchorage?

Anchorage Alaska

1 Response

Thanks for asking. The Animal Plant Health Inspection Service which regulates these sort of things, indicates that it is ok to release painted lady butterflies in Alaska. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/permits/organism/downloads/decision_chart.pdf