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Posted: 1/25/2021 | Print Friendly Version

Send a Valentine Surprise with a Cockroach Dedication from the Butterfly House 

Butterfly House will name cockroach after ex, bad boss as a Valentine gift for friends 
 

For Immediate Release 

(CHESTERFIELD) This Valentine’s Day, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is providing a unique gift opportunity with their brand-new cockroach dedications. 

Put a smile on your best friend’s face by giving that “not-so-special" someone in their life the treatment they deserve. Through the Cameo app, the Butterfly House will name a cockroach after an ex, bad boss, or any other sort of scoundrel in your friend’s life, and you can share the video with your friend as a special holiday treat.  

All proceeds will go to support the Butterfly House’s mission “to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.” 

To start a roach dedication, click here

The Butterfly House is also using the promotion as an opportunity to educate the public about roaches. Despite a bad reputation, roaches have many positive attributes. The majority of roach species want nothing to do with humans, with only about 1 in 500 considered pests. Plus, their very forgiving palate allows them to recycle nutrients back into the soil from otherwise unwanted food sources. If your favorite treat relies on healthy soils (spoiler alert: it does), you have roaches and other decomposers to thank. 

Photos of Madagascar hissing cockroaches, part of the Butterfly House’s permanent collection, are attached. For additional photos, please email cmartin@mobot.org. 

 

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The mission of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is “to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.” The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House of the Missouri Botanical Garden is located in St. Louis County’s Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, Mo. The central feature of the attraction is an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory where visitors mingle with more than 60 species of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in free flight.