COLOMBIA

Butterfly farm: The place where the butterflies are born


Have you ever thought of the butterfly business? I mean the real business where you have to make a profit as any other company selling variety of goods or services.

I was pretty surprised to learn about women group who started their butterfly business located on the small rural farm in the municipality of Marinilla (Antioquia, Colombia) in order to “kill the time” and earn some money.

The idea is amazingly simple: give a birth to new butterflies and sell them as soon as possible (because the life of butterly is really short- just few hours!) for different events, mainly for celebrations from which the most popular are weddings. What a surprise, isn´t it? (just joking!)

Imagine the bride stepping out of the church with of flying white butterflies! That is the point of the business.

Successful woman in butterfly business

Successful woman in butterfly business

We got proper explanation of the whole process

We got proper explanation of the whole transformation process of butterflies

Observing butterfly larvas

Observing butterfly eggs

Yellow butterfly egges on the leaf

Yellow butterfly egges on the leaf

Almost complete larve transformation into pupa

Almost complete larve transformation into pupa

Inside of pupa the larve turns into butterfly

Inside of pupa the larve turns into butterfly

The pupa splits and the new butterfly is born!

The pupa splits and the new butterfly is born!

Finally all butterflies are kept in the protected area

Finally all butterflies are kept in the protected area

To whom will you be sold?

To whom will you be sold?

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