School insect collections can add up to quite a challenging project. With so many different species of insects where do you look for insects for your insect collection? How do you collect the insects for your school insect project or 4H bug collection? The best and I think the most fun way is to collect insect specimens yourself. If you choose this route, then you are in for quite an educational experience. You can visit our website www.BugCollectors.com for help on what, how and where of insect collecting. If you are not into getting in the weeds and digging under logs and bark or if you have put off your school insect collection to the last minute, then purchasing your dead insect specimens is another good option. Purchasing insects from us is quick and easy and you still learn all that is important about insect collecting. We can even get your dried insect specimens to you with overnight shipping if necessary. We have the Fastest Shipping and great phone support.



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Buprestid Beetle
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    Acrobat Ant Male
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    Item #: Crematogaster sp. -

      Alder Bark Beetle
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      Item #: Alniphagus aspericollis -

        Anise Swallowtail
        Price: $7.95
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        Item #: Papilio zelicaon -

          Antlion Larva dead insect specimen for school insect collection
          Price: $5.95
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          Item #: Myrmeleontidae_1 -

            This Antlion larva is a vicious looking little animal that is a cool addition to your insect collection. The Antlion larva is a soft bodied insect so the proper way to preserve and display it is suspended in 70% ethanol. This creature creates a small sand pit and hides beneath the sand at the bottom. When an unsuspecting victim slips into the sand pit the little monster emerges from the bottom of the pit and devours it. Sounds like the plot of many scary monster movies.

            Aphodiine Dung Beetle
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            Item #: Ataenius sp. -

              Argus Tortoise Beetle
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              Item #: Chelymorpha cassidea -

                <--- See it in BugGuide Chelymorpha cassidea

                Asiatic Oak Weevil
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                Item #: Cyrtepistomus castaneus -

                  Asparagus Beetle
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                  Item #: Crioceris asparagi -

                    Bagworm Moth (adult)
                    Price: $18.00
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                    Item #: Psychidae_2 -

                      not further identified                         Click the Camera icon to view the BugGuide information on this specimen as well as several photo examples.

                      Bagworm Moth (larva and casing)
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                      Item #: Psychidae_1 -

                        Bed Bug
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                        Item #: Cimex sp. -

                          Bee Assassin Bug
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                          Item #: Apiomerus flaviventris -

                            Greater Bee Fly - Bombyius major
                            Price: $3.00
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                            Item #: Bombyius sp. -

                              Bee Mimic Flower Scarab
                              Price: $3.00
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                              Item #: Trichiotinus assimilis -

                                Bee-like Flower Scarab
                                Price: $3.00
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                                Item #: Trichiotinus piger -

                                  Bess Beetle Mite
                                  Price: $5.95
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                                  Item #: Mesostigmata_sp. -

                                    These mite are found on the surface of many Bess Beetles. They are minute in size but easy to collect by scraping or brushing the off the beetle. I preserve them in a 1/2 dram vial of ethanol.

                                    Betsy Beetle
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                                    Item #: Odontotaenius disjunctus -

                                      Betsy Beetles are a large beetle that looks great in a school insect collection. The Betsy Beetle also go by the names Bess Beetle, Bess Bug, Betsy Beetle or Bug, Patent Leather Beetle and Peg Beetle depending on the area of the country they are collected. They feed on fungi found in rotting wood. They are easily collected by tearing into a rotting log in the woodlands. Where one is present there are usually many. 

                                      Big Sand Tiger Beetle
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                                      Item #: Cicindela formosa -

                                        Big-headed Ground Beetle dead specimen
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                                        Item #: Scarites sp. -

                                          Blackjacket
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                                          Item #: Vespula consobrina -

                                            Blue-winged Wasp
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                                            Item #: Scolia dubia -

                                              Bottle Fly
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                                              Item #: Lucillia sp. -

                                                Brown Chafer
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                                                Item #: Serica sp. -

                                                  Brown Lacewing
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                                                  Item #: Hemerobiidae -

                                                    The Brown Lacewing is common throughout the United States. Adults and Larva are precocious feeding on homopterids such as Aphids. These specimens were collected at night near a light with an aspirator. Each specimen is encased in a gel-cap for protection during shipping.

                                                    Bumble Bee
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                                                    Item #: Bombus sp. -

                                                      Bombus sp. Click the Camera icon to view the BugGuide information on this specimen as well as several photo examples.

                                                      Bumble Flower Beetle
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                                                      Item #: Euphoria inda -

                                                        The Bumble Flower Beetle is found throughout the United States from East Coast to West Coast. The specimen pictured was collected in South Dakoda and is representative of the dead insect specimen you would receive.

                                                        Burrower Mayfly
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                                                        Item #: Ephemera sp. -

                                                          Burrowing Bug
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                                                          Item #: Cydnidae_1 -

                                                            Carolina Tiger Beetle
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                                                            Item #: Tetracha carolina -

                                                              Carpenter Ant
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                                                              Item #: Camponotus sp. -

                                                                Carpet Beetle
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                                                                Item #: Anthrenus verbasci -

                                                                  Carrot Beetle beetle collection, insect collection, dead beetle for insect collection
                                                                  Price: $3.00
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                                                                  Item #: Tomarus sp. -

                                                                    Cecropia Moth
                                                                    Price: $18.00
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                                                                    Item #: Hyalophora cecropia -

                                                                      Chafer
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                                                                      Item #: Anomala innuba -

                                                                        Ornate Checkered Flower Beetle
                                                                        Price: $3.00
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                                                                        Item #: Trichodes ornatus -

                                                                          praying mantis nympn
                                                                          Price: $2.25
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                                                                          Item #: Tenodera sp.-nymph -

                                                                            Click Beetle
                                                                            Price: $2.25
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                                                                            Item #: Elateridae -

                                                                              Clover Seed Chalcid Wasp
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                                                                              Item #: Bruchophagus sp. -

                                                                                Clown Beetle
                                                                                Price: $3.00
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                                                                                Item #: Histeridae-1 -

                                                                                  Clubtail Dragonfly
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                                                                                  Item #: Gomphurus sp. -

                                                                                    Colorado Soldier Beetle
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                                                                                    Item #: Chauliognathus basalis -

                                                                                      <--- See it in BugGuide Not Further Identified

                                                                                      Tree Cricket
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                                                                                      Item #: Oecanthus sp. -

                                                                                        Common Wood Nymph
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                                                                                        Item #: Cercyonis pegala -

                                                                                          Convergent Lady Beetle
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                                                                                          Item #: Hippodamia convergens -

                                                                                            Cornfield Ant
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                                                                                            Item #: Lasius sp. -

                                                                                              Crane Fly
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                                                                                                Dark Flower Scarab dead insect specimen
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                                                                                                Item #: Euphoria sepulcralis -

                                                                                                  The Dark Flower Scarab is found throughout the United States from Texas to Florida and Nebraska to New York. The specimen pictured was collected in Missouri on a leaf of some Oak seedlings. The specimen pictured is representative of the dead insect specimen you would receive.