Welcome to the web site of the International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc. Founded in 1998, IBBA is the largest and oldest professional butterfly farming trade association.
Membership brings valuable knowledge, training and business benefits.
Butterfly Professionals Conference -
A Celebration of 15 Years
This year our annual conference will be in San Antonio, Texas, November 7-10. In celebration of our 15 year anniversary, IBBA will be going back to its roots. One of the first get togethers of IBBA butterfly breeders was in San Antonio. This year we are going back for the conference and a birthday party.
The IBBA recommends purchasing adult butterflies and does not endorse shipping pupae in boxes that must emerge inside the boxes before release as a butterfly. The quality and success of a butterfly release declines when pupae are shipped in boxes, instead of adult butterflies. For the best results, allow a professional butterfly farm to hand raise your livestock and ship it to you fully developed.
For the highest quality butterflies for your event, be sure to rely on an IBBA farm to provide healthy, strong and stunningly beautiful butterflies.
What's New? Here are some links to recent additions to the IBBA web site. A green dot on the right indicates that a Member Password is required to access this item. Not a member yet? Click HERE to find out how to join!
New in the Ask a Mentor section, Rain Gardens suggestions byRick Mikula.
"Rain gardens are designed to collect rainwater and overflows allowing it to slowly filter through the roots of plants and soak back into the ground. This filtering action will replicate what would have occurred naturally had not we intervened in the first place". Rick's article suggests plants suitable for a rain garden.
Congratulations to Dale McClung, who has been awarded the IBBA's Lifetime Honorary Award for his services to the IBBA over many years. Dale's Lifetime Honorary Membership has been recorded on the Honorary Members page, and his Lifetime Honorary Award on the IBBA Special Awards page.
[ Earlier "What's New" links have been moved HERE ]
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Where To Buy
for your special event
The Butterfly Farm Store,
for butterfly merchandise
Please contact IBBA Membership Services Coordinator Bobbie McGee for more information.
Which Butterfly Species may be released in which U.S. states?
to find out!
IBBA & Wings of Hope Postage Stamps Do you live in the USA? If so (or even if not!) would you like to be able to use some attractive - and genuine - US postage stamps promoting the IBBA or Wings of Hope? Click HERE to find out how.