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This dead insect collection package offers 10 different insect Orders, containing 15 families, and 15 species per the table below. All specimens ship between layers of soft tissue paper within small plastic specimen cups with lids, securely overboxed with cardboard boxes. We include a few duplicated specimens for you to practice pinning (Sorry, no special requests as to which ones you get as freebies).

Orders ship Monday through Wednesday, the shipping day following order placement. Wed-Sun orders ship on Monday. Mon ships Tues. Tues ships Wed.

Specimens with an asterisk (*) ship in preserving liquid of 70% alcohol and water. These and all the other specimens are usually collected within the last calendar year and have been stored in the freezer to maintain both their appearance and, when thawed, their flexibility. That means no chemicals (relaxing fluid) are typically required. If needed, you can put them in water that has been boiled and set to the side for a few moments. If you don't plan to use the thawed specimens on arrival, simply place them back in the freezer. 

Last Revised 05/10/2023


Order Family Common Name
 Hemiptera  Largidae  Seed Bug
 Hemiptera  Pentatomidae  Stink Bug
 Hymenoptera  Apidae  Honeybee
 Hymenoptera  Formicidae  Ant*
 Coleoptera  Carabidae  Ground Beetle
 Coleoptera  Coccinellidae  Ladybug
 Neuroptera  (varies)  Lacewing
 Lepidoptera  Noctuidae  Owlet Moth
 Lepidoptera  Pieridae  Butterfly
 Blattodea  Blattiniae  Cockroach*
 Orthoptera  Acrididae  Grasshopper
 Diptera  Muscidae  House Fly
 Diptera  Calliphoridae  Blue Bottle Fly
 Odonata  (varies)  Damselfly
 Dermaptera  (varies)  Earwig

+15 Pins

(Also, a couple specimens are duplicated to allow you to practice pinning a little bit. Sorry, no special requests on these free, extra specimens.)

Dead Insect Collection 15 Specimens

Price: $34.00
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