Welcome to DeadInsects.Net


We offer dead insects to students for school projects and insect collection assignments, to educators for use in their classrooms, and to the general hobbyist putting together dried arthropod displays for their personal enjoyment. We include free pins with all orders to match the number of insects you buy, even when the specimens you ordered are too small for pins. Some of our smaller, softer-bodied specimens ship in 70% ethanol in small vials. The rest are shipped directly from our freezer. This means that nearly all of our specimens arrive to you in a very fresh state, and in most cases were collected within the last calendar year and preserved in living condition immediately. They require no special or complicated steps to rehydrate. They require no "relaxing fluids" of questionable and potentially dangerous chemical composition, or syringes to inject them. If you are not ready to use your specimens, simple place them in the freezer. Set the whole box in the freezer upon arrival, if you like, and just pull it out when you are ready to work with the specimens.

Most of our insect material is North American in origin, and only a fraction of it is actually listed on the website. We entertain all questions and enjoy custom projects.

The shopping cart accepts major credit cards and PayPal as noted in the icons at the bottom of this page. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page before you place your order. We ship every day but Sunday. Click that link. Read it! Most of your questions about how this all works can be answered there and it isn't any more complicated than collecting these same bugs in your own backyard. More than likely you will find that we've done most of the work for you.

We invite you to browse through our store and shop with confidence. Create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store.

Thank you for visiting.

Peter Clausen

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Eastern Hercules Beetle Female

Altica flea beetle buy

Dynastes tityus, Subfamily Dynastinae

  • Price: $9.00

Eastern Hercules Beetle Male

Altica flea beetle buy

Dynastes tityus, Subfamily Dynastinae

  • Price: $18.00

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant buy dead dried dragonfly

Family Libellulidae

  • Price: $6.00

Pipevine Swallowtail

buy pipevine swallowtail butterfly dried dead

Family Papilionidae

  • Price: $9.00

School Project Local Insect Collection

buy dried insect collection school project dead bug local backyard

Includes representatives of 10 different insect Orders (which also means 10 families, and 10 species). Click to read more...

  • Price: $24.99

Custom Order

collection buy insects

This listing is for that weird bug you couldn't get anywhere else.

  • Price: $14.99


buy dead honeybee dried Apis mellifera

 Family Apidae (bulk honeybee pricing available--click to see)

  • Price: $2.00

House Fly

house fly buy dead muscidae diptera

Family Muscidae (available in bulk)

  • Price: $2.00

Custom Order

collection buy insects

Contact us to discuss custom orders.

  • Price: $50.00