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, May 26, 2011

Fresh Chrysina beetles from Costa Rica

Insect Designs has just received some really nice Chrysina specimens from Costa Rica, including chrysargirea, resplendens and stunning red and gold aurigans. Please visit soon for a browse.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

More New Butterflies and Moths from Thailand

Insect Designs has just been updated with more new butterfly and moth specimens from our new supplier in Thailand. Included are some hard to get species from Burma as well, including some very nice Stichopthalma species. We also have some very nice Chilasa species, Argynnis childreni, Pachliopta and Atrophaneura species, and a variety of captive bred moth species. Please visit soon for a browse.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Beetles and Other Bugs Just Arrived

Insect Designs has just been updated with some lovely new beetles and other bugs from Peru, Indonesia and Thailand. Of note are Megasoma mars, Megasoma actaeon, Dynastes hercules, Euchirus longimanus and various Cyclommatus species. We also have some new cicadas and dragonflies from Thailand and dragonflies from Indonesia. Please visit soon for a browse.

Lots of new Butterflies at Insect Designs

Insect Designs has just been updated with lots of new items and restocks from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Peru. 

These are just some of the things you will find:
Stichopththalma godfreyi - rare pairs from Thailand. Only 2 available
Chilasa paradoxa telearchus
Euploea tobleri
Papilio deiphobus deiphontes pairs
Papilio gambrisius pairs
Papilio ulysses telegonus pairs
Papilio ulysses autolycus pairs
Evenus regalis pair - 1 pair only

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Butterflies and Beetles from Madagascar

Insect Designs has just been updated with some rare Charaxes, (cowani males, andranodorus males and females) very rare Papilios (erithonioides, morondovana, grosesmithi) and lovely Cetoniidae  (Euchroea species) from Madagascar. Stock of the rare items is very limited, so you'll need to be quick if you want a specimen. If you have any questions about them or would like a photo of the actual specimens being offered, please contact us.

Monday, May 2, 2011

One of our Customers from New Zealand

Customers who purchase specimens from Insect Designs use them for many varied things. One of our customers in New Zealand frames them. Below is a message from our customer and a photo of some of the frames they have produced (you can click on the photo to enlarge it). If you like their work and are interested in finding out more, please contact us and we will forward your email to them.

"We love framing insects and butterflies. Thank you Ronald for all your support and help. Here are a few images of our beautiful butterflies and bugs we got off Insect Designs. You won't find a more friendly person to deal with. Tom & Zoe Gaudin, Tauranga, New Zealand."

If you have done something interesting with specimens purchased from us and would like to share your work with others, please contact us with a photo and a blurb and we'll be happy to post it for you.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beetles from Madagascar

The Single Beetles page at Insect Designs has just been updated with some interesting Carabidae and Buprestidae specimens from Madagascar. We also still have some nice specimens left from Cameroon and Tanzania. The photographs on the single beetles page are of the actual specimens being offered for sale.