Welcome to our Blog

Insect Designs has been on the Internet since 2003. We are currently the largest supplier of quality insect specimens in Australia, and we ship worldwide. This blog features the latest news from our store as well as the occasional interesting news we have uncovered about the wonderful world of bugs.
If you would like to view the range of insect specimens we have available, please visit our store.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Exhibition

Hello again everyone
Fern Petrie, one of our regular customers, uses butterflies and moths to create stunning works of art. Some of her work has been featured on this blog before. 
Fern will be holding another exhibition of her work, featuring 20 of her pieces. The exhibition will run from 22-25 April at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Stunning Beetles from Madagascar

Hello again everyone
Insect Designs has just received some stunning beetles from Madagascar. These are the brightly coloured Polybothris sumptuosa gemma and superba. The photos do not really do these lovely jewel beetles justice.

Riodinidae and Lycaenidae from Peru

Hello Everyone
The single Riodinidae and Lycaenidae sections at Insect Designs have just been updated with some nice new specimens from Peru. These are unidentified and the photographs are of the actual specimens you are purchasing. The pages will be regularly updated as specimens are sold.

Fresh Specimens from Madagascar

Hello Everyone
Insect Designs has just been updated with some fresh specimens from Madagascar, including restocks of previously out of stock items and some new specimens. Over the coming months we hope to expand the range of items on offer from this fascinating region of the world.

Of special note in this update are some stunning Argema mittrei pairs.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Single Beetles Page Updated

Hello again everyone
The singles beetles page at Insect Designs has just been updated with some interested specimens from Tanzania and Cameroon. Remember that the photographs on the single beetles page are of the actual specimens you are purchasing.

Single Peruvian Riodinidae and Lycaenidae now Available

Hello Everyone
Many of you will be pleased to know that the really nice unidentified Riodinidae and Lycaenidae specimens that were recently received from Peru are now available as single specimens as well as the mixed lots that were previously advertised. You will find the single specimens in a new section at the bottom of the Riodinidae and Lycaenidae pages on the web site. The photographs in the singles section are of the actual specimens you will be purchasing. These sections will be regularly updated with new specimens as others are sold.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Butterflies from Peru

Hello Everyone
Insect Designs has just received some very nice Lycaenidae and Riodinidae species from Peru. These are being sold as mixed lots of 5 A1 specimens. This is a good way of getting many hard to obtain specimens.

Also available is 1 rare Morpho phanodemus cisseis form with mixed blue and yellow. Very nice!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Beetles from Thailand

Hello Everyone
Today we finally received a long awaited package from Thailand, containing some restocks of previously out of stock items, plus some really lovely new specimens. All are now available for purchase. Stock is pretty limited, so please visit us soon if you'd like to order any.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Young Entomologist Shows off her New Collection

Lydia and her grandmother put together a really nice collection of framed specimens using some local insects and insects purchased from Insect Designs. It's really wonderful to see young people these days who are more interested in nature than computer games.