Membership Application


We offer two levels of membership: Professional and Enthusiast. Please read the short description and choose the membership which describes you best.


Please NOTE: Association For Butterflies Calendar year is from January to December.   


Professional $150 (US$)

Professional members are those who are or may be interested in the retail and/or wholesale business of selling butterflies or butterfly related products or services and make or plant to make a profit directly or indirectly from butterflies (including, but not limited to: the sale of butterflies, exhibits, and education).   Membership includes a private email list of professional farmers to discuss, inquire, share, and learn more about raising butterflies to improve business operations and a business listing on the Association for Butterflies website.  Membership is annual from your join date and not pro-rated.


Additional Professional Membership benefits include:

  • Access to free online courses thru Butterfly College
  • A 50% discount on all for-fee courses
  • Discount on the Butterfly Screening Co-op Program
  • Access to Business Tools and Fun Tools web pages
  • Free advertisement on website Vendor section
  • Discounted rate to AFB's Conferences
  • Free Advanced Disease Prevention In Lepidoptera Course
  • Voting Rights


Enthusiast $75 (US$)

Enthusiast members are those who raise butterflies strictly for pleasure, conservation or education and do not receive payment from the sale of butterflies or butterfly related products or services including but not limited to educational exhibits, life cycle kits, presentations, mileage or travel, either  directly or indirectly.  Members are included on their own private email list for enthusiasts to learn more about raising butterflies.  Membership is annual from your join date and not pro-rated.


Additional Enthusiast Membership Benefits include:

  • A 25% discount on all for-fee courses
  • Access to free online courses thru Butterfly College
  • Discount on the Butterfly Screening Co-op Program
  • Access to Fun Tools web page
  • Discounted rate to AFB's Conferences
  • Free Disease Prevention Course


Want to support Association For Butterflies without becoming a member?

Help us by donating to our Butterfly Mini Grants program.

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