The
Magic of Life Butterfly House

Aberystwyth, Wales

What you can see at the Butterfly House!

Scarce Bamboo Page Scarce Bamboo Page

Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! Walk among them and watch them feeding, courting and laying eggs.

Malay Lacewings Malay Lacewings

Our pupae are farmed sustainably in the tropics. We put them in an incubator where they emerge the following week. Many of the butterflies have natural lives of only a week or two meaning that we import hundreds of pupae each season. We display up to 80 different species of butterflies over the year.

Dictyoploca simla caterpillar Dictyoploca caterpillar

Each month we rear a number of giant caterpillars. These often belong to the silkmoth family and they eat prodigious amounts of foliage.

Glory LilyGlory Lily

The lush tropical conditions allow many rare and exotic plants to thrive. We display many species of Passion flowers, Bananas, Birthworts and Cannas.

Brahmea hearseyi moth Brahmea moth

Many of the moths we display rival the butterflies for their beauty.

Frog Beetles Frog beetles

Our reception room has many different types of insects from beetles to praying mantids and giant stick insects.

Butterfly Garden Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life garden brings together butterfly plants and bold, exotic foliage plants.

John and James Gale Magic of Life Butterfly House

The day out provides a hand-on learning experience for all ages.

The Rheidol Valley, Wales

The stunning Rheidol Valley is a hidden gem in mid Wales. Waterfalls, walks and woodlands are located close to the butterfly house.