The International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc. is an organization for butterfly breeders and butterfly farmers who raise live butterflies for release and butterfly education. Members specialize in wedding releases and butterfly releases for special events. Founded in 1998, IBBA is the largest and oldest professional butterfly farming trade association. Membership brings valuable knowledge, training and business benefits.

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.

Latest News:
IBBA Conference, 2014
The 2014 IBBA Conference will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from 13-16 November. Details will be added HERE as they become available.
Monarch Waystation Program
IBBA members are participating in this special Monarch Watch program.
Click HERE for details.
David Tutera Unveiled - Internet BrideDavid Tutera Unveiled
On October 5th, 2013, IBBA sponsored a butterfly release for US television show "David Tutera Unveiled - Internet Bride".

Click here for more!
Click HERE to find out what else is new on our website!

International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.


When purchasing live butterflies for release, be sure to select a butterfly farm from the list of IBBA Members on this web site.

IBBA member butterfly farms:

are educated and experienced in every aspect of raising and
shipping butterflies
have federal permits to ship butterflies in the U.S., and
are guided by the IBBA code of ethics.

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.

Google Groups
Subscribe to IBBA Open Butterfly Discussion Group

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!

04/14/14 New in the Member Downloads area, a page of promotional items available for members to download. These items include a 'Save the Monarch' brochure (PDF); plus a selection of professionally-produced wedding photos and wedding / tutorial videos.
04/08/14 Help page added for IBBA Mailing List (Google Groups)
03/14/14 Title of Executive Director post corrected to Executive Assistant.
03/13/14 The Committees section has been updated.
02/06/14 Articles Archive - Oregon section: 
Conference call Steve Roche 1-9-2014 - comments.
01/22/14 The 2014 IBBA Conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in November. See the 2014 Conference page for details.
01/22/14 The new Officers have now been elected. Details are HERE.
01/22/14 A Vote of Confidence in the election slate was held during the Annual Meeting. The Vote was passed and the new board is confirmed.
01/12/14 The Membership Distribution Maps have been updated.
01/08/14 New article (PDF) in the Ask a Mentor section: "A Presentation in Defense for allowing the shipment of farm-reared Monarch Butterflies for the purpose of Ceremonial Releases and Butterfly Exhibits" - by John Utterback, Utterback Farms, Inc.
01/01/14 Congratulations to our new Board of Directors, who take post today. The Board pages have been updated.

[ Earlier "What's New" links have been moved HERE ]

Click Below For:

Click for Butterflies: Where To Buy?
Where To Buy
Live Butterflies

for your special event

Click for: Butterfly Farm Store
The Butterfly Farm Store,
for butterfly merchandise
and services

Contact the IBBA

Press and Media Contact:
Dale McClung

3025 70th Lane N.
St. Petersburg
FL, 33710

Telephone: 727-381-1932
Fax: 727-381-5046

e mail:

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International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc. unless stated otherwise.
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Joining IBBA or renewing membership? See the Dues Policy page for more info..
New members, please use the Membership Form.

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 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?
Click HERE to find out how.

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