Monday, February 18th is a postal holiday and so all orders placed through that day will ship Tuesday the 19th or Wednesday the 20th, per weather and terms and conditions. Please plan accordingly. This message posted 2/13.

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 bug generalists, interested in everything from springtails and pseudoscorpions on up to goliath birdeater tarantulas and native rhino beetles.

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

Peter Clausen

Paraphrynus mexicanus Whipspider Princisia vanwaerebeki Cockroach photo image
Sonoran WhipspiderPrincisia vanwaerebeki Hissing Cockroach

Paraphrynus carolynae whipspiders. Large specimens.

Young nymphs of this colorful and unusual hissing cockroach. Larger on average than Madagascar hissers. Small nymphs now.




Megasoma punctulatus Buy Live Elephant Beetle Megasoma sleeperi buy beetle larva
Arizona Elephant BeetleSleeper's Elephant Beetle

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

Megasoma sleeperi. That's right! L1/L2 Larvae available of the unicorn of US rhino beetles!




Live Pet Jerusalem cricket Velvet Ant pet insect buy
Jerusalem CricketLarge Velvet Ants

Niño de la Tierra. Click for video...

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging. Seasonally available.




Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisMini Skeletal Remains

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

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




Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Blue Death Feigning BeetleBulk House Fly Pupae

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners. (low inventory until mid-Feb)

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




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Small White Cube Net Mesh CageFruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

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

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