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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Beetles from Tanzania

Insect Designs has just been updated with some new beetles and restocks from Tanzania. You will find these in the Cetoniidae and Buprestidae sections of the web site. Please visit soon for a browse.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Malaysia Collection for Sale

Insect Designs received an email from somebody who is wanting to sell a collection of butterflies his father collected in Malaysia during the 1980s. Photos of the collection are below. If you are interested and would like to contact him for more information, please contact us and we will forward you his details. Please note that these will really only be available to people in Australia as 2 of the frames contain Trogonoptera brookiana, a CITES listed species.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

African Singles Page Updated

The African Singles Page at Insect Designs has just been updated with lots of lovely fresh moths from Cameroon, including males and females. The singles page now has 140 specimens listed. The photo of each specimen on the page is of the actual specimen you are purchasing. The best of the specimens normally sell quickly, so please visit soon for a browse.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Specimens from Argentina and Brazil

Insect Designs has just been updated with some restocks and new items from Argentina and Brazil, including some rare Papilios and Brassolidae. We also have some fresh Morphidae, Heliconidae, and two nice female Papilio androgeus. The photo below only shows some of the specimens available. Please visit soon for a browse as stock of some items is very low.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fresh Specimens from the Philippines

Insect Designs has just received a fresh shipment of butterflies from the Philippines, including some new items and restocks. Of note are the various Lexias species on offer and Menelaides polytes ledebouria f. theseus. Please visit soon for a browse.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birdwings Now Available to our International Customers

We are pleased to announce that our CITES re-export permit has now arrived and all birdwing butterflies in our store are now available to our international customers. There is no charge for the permit. Although a CITES re-export permit is sufficient for most countries, it is advisable that our international customers check with customs in their own country to see if there is anything else required. For example, you may also be required to apply for an import permit (as we are in Australia). Please contact us if you have any questions.