This hand-raised butterfly would NOT leave my DGD. Even after trying to shake it off outside when she came in to get her bookbag to leave for school, there it was, hanging onto her back! They finally put it back in the butterfly house and released it that evening. Each year she raises many butterflies from tiny caterpillars to release, supplying them with parsley from the neighbor's garden. It's been a marvelous learning experience for her.