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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birdwing Butterflies

Hello Everyone
Insect Designs has finally received a long awaited parcel of birdwing butterflies from Indonesia, and we have just updated the birdwing page with quite a few restocks of popular items. We also have 4 really nice Ornithoptera primaus x Troides helena males available, pictured below.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Insect Designs Updated Today

Hello Everyone
Things have certainly been busy at Insect Designs with the arrival of several packages from Thailand and Indonesia. You will find many restocks and new items on the site. There are even some price reductions, which is nice for a change. Please visit soon for a browse to see what's new.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Ebay Listings

Hello Everyone
Insect Designs has just listed several rare butterflies on Ebay. The specimen photos on Ebay are of the actual specimens being auctioned.  

The specimens just listed include:
Prepona werneri male (Ecuador)
Papilio ascolius male (Colombia)
Papilio xanthopleura male (Peru)
Agrias amydon athenais male (Ecuador)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rare Philippine Cerambycidae

Hello Everyone

One of my suppliers in the Philippines has notified me of two special Cerambycidae he has. Of special note is the very rare yellow Neophas subcylindricus va. virescens. The black and white one is Anoplophora ausanga. If you may like to pre-order any of these specimens, please contact me for more details.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amazing Paintings by Deb Mostert

Hello Everyone
One of our customers, Deb Mostert, an award winning artist, has created some amazing paintings featuring beetles and toy cars. Some of her paintings are pictured below. You can view the entire exhibition at Iain Dawson Gallery. It's really amazing to see what some people do with the insect specimens we supply them with.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Package from Mexico

Hello Everyone
A new package from Mexico has just arrived containing some nice Morpho luna, Morpho theseus schweitzeri and 1 A1/A1- Prepona brooksiana brooksiana male. We hope to obtain more specimens when the season starts in a few months.

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Circulionidae from the Philippines

Hello Everyone
Insect Designs has just been updated with some really nice Curculionidae species from the Philippines. The variety of patterns and colors on these beetles is truly amazing, and they look stunning mounted in a group. Please visit us soon to see our whole range. These beetles are very collectible. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010