Insect Lore specialises in many innovative educational products for young learners and our signature Live Butterfly Kits have brought science to life in countless homes and classrooms over the years.
Our goal is to give children a friendly, hands-on introduction to insect metamorphosis, entomology and life-cycle learning.
While our main focus still lies with our butterfly-related kits and educational material, we have expanded our product line to include ladybird, ant, stick insect and silkworm kits, as well as bug catchers, keepers, viewers and other exciting items for insect lovers.
Butterfly Garden Home School Edition
Our Newly developed Butterfly Garden Home School Edition is a special four-sided Habitat with Ultra-Clear™ front viewing section, perfect resource for at home or small group learning. A fold out learning panel also has interesting facts about each stage of the metamorphosis process.
This educational kit gives children, students and families an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Raise and feed your very own butterflies and then release them into the wild! The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three to five weeks.
Living Twig - Stick Insect Kit
Is it a twig or an insect? Well, both, kind of - it\\\'s an insect that looks just like a twig and acts like one too! Raise Indian Stick Insects from a tiny egg. When they hatch (which could take up to two months) feed them bramble leaves, privet or ivy. Watch them moult and grow into adult stick insects in their airy habitat.
Giant Butterfly Garden
Enjoy this giant-sized version of our ever so popular Live Butterfly Garden. Children and adults alike will be transfixed by the transformation of caterpillars into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies! Watch the amazing changes, then release your adult butterflies into the wild!
Very Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly Growing Kit
A wonderful combination of Eric Carle\\\'s beloved classic story and actual butterfly metamorphosis. Also included is A SPECIAL SURPRISE Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Butterfly Feeder! The cycle of the caterpillars takes approximately 3 to 5 weeks.
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Stages
These oversized, anatomically correct figures have been accurately painted and sculpted to show the development of the Painted Lady Butterfly in four stages. Showing the miracle of metamorphosis, this detailed, four-piece set is made of durable, flexible plastic and is fun and educational.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Life Cycle Stages
Teach the metamorphosis story with these adorable, super-sized, chunky figurines inspired by Eric Carle\\\'s beloved storybook, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™! Includes the tiny egg on a leaf, the iconic Very Hungry Caterpillar™, chubby cocoon (chrysalis!), and beautiful butterfly.
Bunch O\\\' Butterflies
This collection includes 18 colourful and realistic butterflies... Painted Ladies, Monarchs, Swallowtails, Blue Morphos, and more! Each butterfly is unique and detailed, but can you tell the difference between a Painted Lady and a Monarch? Size range varies. Approx. 3.5 to 6.5cm.
Take a closer look at the insect world. The Creature Peeper lets you see bugs from above and below at 3x their original size! This escape-proof, periscope-style interactive viewer is perfect for viewing ladybirds, crickets, worms, grasshoppers, pebbles, feathers and much more.