Category: Beetles

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dynastes tityus Mixed larvae: $30/each Adults: Contact for availability and pricing. It may come as a surprise to many that the United States has two indigenous members of the genus Dynastes, or Hercules beetles....

Red-Legged Ham Beetle

Red-Legged Ham Beetle

Necrobia rufipes Starter culture with enclosure (~50 mixed): $30 Despite being a stored product pest, red-legged ham beetles are quite beautiful. The thorax coloration is quite brilliant and has a brilliant blue-green shine in...

Rice Weevil

Rice Weevil

Sitophilus oryzae Starter culture with enclosure (~50 mixed): $30 Pantry pests are, to the bug enthusiast, the epitome of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. They are easy to propagate on readily available...

Wooly Darkling Beetle

Wooly Darkling Beetle

Eleodes osculans Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $60 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $15/each ( Contact for availability ) The first thing on anyone’s mind when meeting an Eleodes osculans is “why is...

Bess Beetle

Bess Beetle

Odontotaenius disjunctus Adults: $10/each Bess beetles are excellent pet insects for the casual invertebrate keeper. They’re long lived, insanely easy to care for, easy to handle, and fascinating to watch when accommodated. Unlike other...

Dark Joy Beetle

Dark Joy Beetle

Euphoria sepulcralis Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $40 Adults: $10/each My fascination with Cetoniine beetles knows no limits, and even this humble and subjectively drab species is quite endearing to me. While sweep netting...

Bruiser Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion contusum cf. contusum Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $50 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $10/each ( Contact for availability ) Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling...

Studded Pie-Dish Beetle

Studded Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion muricatum Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $40 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $8/each ( Contact for availability ) Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling the edges...

Common Mealworm

Tenebrio molitor Cultivar name: “Wismann” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated and refined by Kim and (mostly) Christine Wismann. These giant mealworms are common mealworms selected for gigantic size, not...

Alien Sun Beetle

Pachnoda marginata peregrina Mixed larvae: $15/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $90 Adults: $25/each Easy, beautiful, and vigorous, the alien sun beetle is the perfect starter beetle. Adults are relatively long-lived, hardy, and day-active....

Yellow-Bellied Sun Beetle

Pachnoda sinuata flaviventris Mixed larvae: $15/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $90 Adults: $25/each A testament to its easy care, the yellow-bellied sun beetle has been propagated for over two decades in US collections...

Fungus Gnat Rove Beetle

cf. Dalotia coriaria Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $20 Plagued by fungus gnats? Can’t use pesticides due to your gigantic insect collection, moral quandaries, or other eclectic reasons? Look no further! These tiny...

Shiny Spider Beetle

Mezium affine 25 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $35 100 mixed: $70 Spider beetles are bizarre inhabitants of abandoned animal nests and untouched, dusty corners of human ones. Their prominent antennae look like an extra...

Hide Beetle

Dermestes maculatus 30 mixed: $20 100 mixed: $60 500 mixed: $250 The classic hide beetle is the species of choice for skeleton cleaning and has been used for hundreds of years by taxidermists to...

Harlequin Flower Beetle

Gymnetis thula Mixed larvae: $10/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $70 Adults: $20/each Fret not indigenous beetle-lovers, the harlequin flower beetle is the answer to your prayers! In contrast to invertebrates like roaches and...