Posted 10/16/17: All orders placed after 11:59 PM on 10/16 will ship on the following Monday or Tuesday, per weather. So, all orders placed 10/17 or later will ship on the 23rd or 24th. Please plan accordingly.

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Megasoma punctulatus Buy Live Elephant Beetle Gyna caffrorum Buy Chrome Roach live pet cockroach
Arizona Elephant BeetleChrome Roach

Megasoma punctulatus--second year of captive bred specimens. Offering larvae (not adults) to the US hobby.

Gyna caffrorum are a beautiful and prolific roach species.



Phidippus regius Regal Jumping Spider buy Tetragnatha long-jawed orbweaver
Phidippus clarusOgrefaced Spider

Phidippus claris Reddish orange abdomens on these large jumpers.

Deinopis spinosa are famous in photographs, but very rarely available.



buy Tetragnatha long-jawed orbweaver Live Pet Jerusalem cricket
Spinybacked OrbweaverJerusalem Cricket

Gasteracantha cancriformis are one of the most unique looking orbweavers in the world!

Niño de la Tierra. Click to



Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede Velvet Ant pet insect buy
Sonoran Desert MillipedesVelvet Ants

Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at 3+ inches!

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging. Red and Black specimens.




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Large White Cube Net Mesh CageOrchid Mantis Subadult Male

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 17 X 17 X 17 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

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



Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Buy Live Gongylus gongylodes Pet Mantis Wandering Violin
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisWandering Violin

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! L2/L3 nymphs.

Gongylus gongylodes are very rarely offered.




Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus
Mini Skeletal RemainsBlue Death Feigning Beetle

9 piece set of bones includes skull, rib cage, pelvis and more.

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.



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. 1.25+ inches body length, not counting whips & tail.

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




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.