About U.S.D.A. Permits
Please be advised that transporting any living insect (including viable ova, larvae, or pupae) across a state line or importation into the U.S. from abroad requires a permit from the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine. Shipping without a permit is a violation of the Federal Plant Pest Act of 1957. For more information, go to the following USDA web page:
USDA APHIS PPQ
4700 River Rd, Unit 133
Riverdale, MD 20737
APHIS Fact Sheet: USDA Permit Requirements for Organisms Commonly Used for Class Instruction
Also, please see 'Wayne's World' at www.ButterlyBreeders.com for more information on USDA permits and legal issues concerning live insect transport across state lines. Includes updates from USDA entomologist Wayne Wehling.
Click here to read The Butterfly Website's tutorial on obtaining USDA Permits.
This page is in the process of being developed. Please check back periodically for more information. Last updated: 08/26/2004