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

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Anuroctonus pocockiJerusalem Cricket

California swollen-stinger Scorpion 

Niño de la Tierra. Click to



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Apheloria tiganaFlameleg Millipede

The hobby's best flat millipede species. Back finally...after 8 years!

Trigoniulus macropygus are one of the most colorful species in the hobby.




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Scutigera coleoptrata House CentipedeBulk House Fly Pupae

Funky centipedes. Sizes vary. Tons of legs.

100 house fly pupae (like cocoons that hatch in a couple days).



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Ghost MantisPhanaeus Rainbow Dung Beetles

Phyllocrania paradoxa is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. L2 nymphs. (back next week)

Beautiful Rainbow dung beetles. (ask)




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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.



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Dynastes tityus Adult PairFruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

Dynastes tityus is the Eastern Hercules Beetle from the USA. (back next week)

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




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Blue Death Feigning BeetleComplete Desert Beetle Habitat Kit

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.

A great starter kit for Death Feigning Beetles, Darklings and other desert beetles.