Thank you for visiting the number one resource for live, pet bugs in the United States. Through active participation in a hobby we love, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to support our nation's museums, universities and various institutions that also dedicate themselves to fostering an appreciation for insects and other arthropods. We do not import or export, but we are happy to attempt to direct you towards what you are looking for. We are true bug generalists, interested in everything from springtails and pseudoscorpions on up to goliath birdeater tarantulas and native rhino beetles. For more information about what I do and why I do it, please visit my About Us page.

You may be considering the purchase of live animals, not lifeless trinkets. Please review our Terms and Conditions page before you place your order. We offer a 2-3 day shipping service (Postal Service Priority Mail) for a few cold/hot tolerant species, but REQUIRE faster "Postal Service Express Mail" service for all others at $27. If you take the cheap way out, your bugs may arrive dead. Tarantulas and millipedes are weather sensitive and require express shipping for live arrival guarantee (LAG). Isopods are heat intolerant and require Express Mail for LAG if your high temps are forecasted to be more than 80 degrees F. No living specimen is guarnateed to arrive with priority mail if the night before delivery in your area is forecasted to be below 34 degrees. Choose express mail if you want a live guarantee in cold weather. Note that a $12 minimum order is required in busy months (like April and May).

Direct credit card processing is available, as well as PayPal. Please contact me if you'd like to arrange payment by money order, check or other options. Shipping days are discussed on the Terms and Conditions page. If you want us to consider alternate or specific shipping days, feel free to Contact Us.

Livestock trades are always considered, and we buy a lot of live and dried bugs too!

Peter Clausen

Megasoma punctulatus Buy Live Elephant Beetle Chicobolus spinigerus Ebony Ivory Millipede
Arizona Elephant BeetleEbony Ivory Millipedes

Megasoma punctulatus--a first ever offering of larvae (not adults) to the US hobby.

The darker form of Chicobolus spinigerus.



Hierodula multispina Archimandrita tesselata Peppered Roach photo
Hierodula sp. GoldPeppered Roach

Giant Asian Mantises, some of which will mature into beautiful golden specimens. 2nd instar nymphs. 

Archimandrita tesselata get huge, are easy to handle and great for display!




phrynus barbadensis whipspider smooth Death feigning beetle Asbolus laevis
Phrynus barbadensisSmooth Death Feigning Beetle

Barbados Whipspiders 

Asbolus laevis and Asbolus papillosus are great insect pets for beginners.



Buy Wheel Bug Arilus cristatus Assassin Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus
Wheel BugBlue Death Feigning Beetle

Arilus cristatus. Adults! (buyer beware of venom)

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.



Pasimachus Christmas warrior beetle buy Psytalla horrida Assassin Bug
Christmas Warrior BeetleHorrid King Assassin Bug

Pasimachus viridans

NEW! Psytalla horrida -- The grand daddy of all pet assassin bugs! All assassin bugs bite and this one is probably a doozy!




orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede gold
Orchid MantisOrthoporus Gold Desert Millipede

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes!

Orthoporus sp. "Gold" phase. Click the product to see video of this large species. 4+ inches and beautiful!




Giant Vinegaroon Mastigoproctus giganteus house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Giant VinegaroonBulk House Fly Pupae

Intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. Top 5 recommendation for a pet bug.

100 house fly pupae (like cocoons that hatch in a couple days). (fresh pupae back on Wednesday)




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis beetle biobubble deco cube buy terrarium cage
Small White Cube Net Mesh CagePet Desert Beetle Deco Cube Habitat

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 12 X 12 X 12 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

NEW! A beautiful 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5" tank, perfect for the various desert beetles we sell on this site.



Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Fruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

No wings, no flying, no problem! Available in 3 sizes.