where to get more intresting...

Any one know where to get more intresting butterflies My children and I have ordered butterflies from insect lure for a few years and lady bugs too. I wondered if ther is some one who knows a site where they have monarchs or swolotails or some other large or more intresting ones for sale. we love to watch them grow and then release them it has sort of becom an early summer ritual at my house. this year we got painted lady as usual but I took my kids to the natural history museum and they saw some huge butterflies and now I think the excitement of the painted ladies is wearing off and they want to move on to bigger and "better" ones that's kids for ya but I think I'd like a change too. any ideas for places to get different larve? thanks in advance Michelle
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Hi Michelle,
You can see what butterflies are indifenous to your area of the world here:
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm (presuming you're in North America)
and then find out to which shrubs and plants the really choice butterflies in your area are attracted. A butterfly garden is a great teaching tool for children.
Dave

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