Butterworms, Butter Worms, Tebo Moth Larvae

Chilecomadia moorei

Butterworms are the larval stage of a Trevo or Tebo Moth.  We import over 9 million butterworms a year directly from Chile.  Butterworms are an excellent live bait but are also desired for pet feeders because of their high calcium and low fat ratio.

Butterworms typically measure 1/2 – 1 1/2″ in length. They are a orange-yellow color and have a slightly oily feeling.  They smell sweet and this is why they are called Butterworms.

Regular Butterworms are 1/2 ” – 1 1/8″ in length.

Butterworms are packaged in wheat bran which is used as bedding only.  Butterworms only feed on trevo tree leaves which are unavailable in the United States.   Butterworms need to remain refrigerated and will last 1-2 months without any additional food as long as bedding remains dry.



Live Bait is sold by weight and count can vary due to size variations among bait. All counts are approximate. We do not guarantee count on live bait. We regularly adjust weight of live bait based on seasonal variations of bait and try our best to get an accurate approximate count.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 9 in

1 Tub (200-225), 2 Tubs (400-450), 4 Tubs (800-900), 6 Tubs (1200-1350), 8 Tubs (1600-1800), 10 Tubs (2,000-2250), 15 Tubs (3000-3375), 20 Tubs (4,000-4500)