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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fresh Specimens from Peru

Insect Designs has just been updated with some nice specimens from Peru, including several Satyridae species, Heliconidae species,  Morpho telemachus iphiclus males, Lycaenidae species and Hamadryas species. Please visit soon for a browse as stock of some of these is very limited.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fresh Lucanidae from India

Insect Designs has just been updated with some fresh Lucanidae from India, including restocks of some previously out of stock items and some new sizes. Please visit soon for a browse.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Birdwing Butterflies now Available to our International Customers

We are pleased to announce today that our export permit has arrived and birdwing butterflies are now available to our international customers. Some of you have been waiting several months for these specimens to become available to you. All specimens are sent with an appropriate re-export permit from Australia. There is no additional cost for this.

Unfortunately, we regret to say that due to the extra paperwork required by US Wildlife and Fisheries we are not able to ship birdwing butterflies to the USA.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Shipment from Cameroon

Insect Designs has just been updated with some interesting new specimens from Cameroon. In this lot we have some nice beetles (Lucanidae and Dynastidae), giant water bugs, a variety of dragonflies and nice large tarantulas. Please visit soon for a browse.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Yes, we are still here!

No doubt any of you have heard of the major flooding in Australia, especially in Queensland. Several of our customers have asked if we have been affected. Fortunately we are located on a hill, so we did not experience any damage. Even our power stayed on! We are very grateful indeed. Thank you for your concern.

However, we have been isolated for a few days due to all major roads being cut. This has meant that there has been a delay in posting orders. Fortunately all major roads are now open and it is business as usual again. Below are some photos we took around our local area. The top photo is the main road in the local business area and the second photo is of the major motorway into the city. Nobody was going anywhere unless they had a boat.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Fresh Specimens from Malaysia

Insect Designs has just received some new items and restocks from Malaysia, including, amongst others, Ayuthia spectabilis, Tagesoidea, Phyllium giganteum, Pyrops pyrorhyncha and Thaumantis klugis. Please visit soon for a browse.

Augosoma Centaurus from Cameroon

Insect Designs has just received some very fresh Augosoma centaurus specimens from Cameroon, ranging in size from 70mm to over 90mm. We only have one of the 90mm+ sized specimens available.