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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fresh Birdwings from Indonesia

Insect Designs has just been updated with some long awaited birdwing butterflies from Indonesia. Amongst the many on offer are some much sought after hybrids. Stock is very limited. The photos below are of just some of the species we have available.

It can take up to two months for us to receive our renewed CITES re-export permit for these. What this means is that they will only be available to our Australian customers until the permit is processed. There will be a note on the web site and in this blog when the specimens become available to our overseas customers.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Specimens from Peru

Insect Designs has just been updated with two new items from Peru. First of all in our Moths section we have the stunning Thysania agrippina. This very large moth has the most beautiful patterning. Secondly in our Other Bugs section we have some beautiful Megaloprepus coerulatus. These large damselflies have very distinctive yellow spots at the tips of their forewings.

Please visit us soon for a browse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Cetoniidae from Tanzania

Insect Designs has just received a fresh parcel from Tanzania containing some lovely new Cetoniidae to our range. Of special note are the lovely Neptunides polychrous pairs. The colors of these are very variable.They are tricky to photograph as light interacts quite a lot with the color. The Ranzania bertolonii also vary in color from green to orange. Please visit soon for a browse.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fresh Specimens from Peru

Insect Designs has just received a long awaited parcel from Peru containing lots of restocks and some new items, including a few interesting Morphos and pretty Chorinea faunus. The parcel also contained some stunning Pampobetheus antinous specimens. These tarantulas are extremely large and look absolutely fabulous in a frame. The females are black and the males have a subtle purple coloration to their legs.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Single Butterflies and Beetles Pages Updated

The African Singles page at Insect Designs has just been updated again with some rarely offered Charaxes from the Rondo Plateau in Tanzania. Several very nice moths from Cameroon, including some females and one very rare specimen, have also been posted. The Single Beetles page has also been updated with some fresh beetles from Cameroon. Of special note are the rare color forms of Stephanocrates preussi. Even though they are not perfect specimens, they would still make a nice addition to any collection.