CONDITION : A1
LOCATION : Italy - Sicily
inventory pics : you'll receive an insect of the same species as for photo, reference image only , may not show the same exact specimen that you will get.
FULL COLLECTING DATA SUPPLIED WITH ANY SPECIMEN
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DRIED INSECTS FROM PALEARTIC REGION FOR SALE
In this section you can find more than 500 different species of insects from Paleartic zone for your collection or study.
Some species we have in stock are rare and discontinued but most of them are common beetles that we collect during our trips in Italy and Greece sold for a fair price and many others you find come from exchanges with other collegues entomologists from all Europe.
All beetles are sold as A1 ( or A1- when specified ) with full collecting data, sold per single specimen, pairs or lots, they have been professionally collected, mostly hunted in fields or by light-trap, killed with the best methods to keep their legs very soft to be spread and mounted, then well preserved in sealed boxes with Camphor to prevent that pests can ruin them.
Some of these have been collected in tree-traps, pitfall-traps, dungs, these have already been accurately washed and rinsed, no hassles and no need to wash our specimens before you decide to prepare them.
All specimens are sealed in blisters ( cardboard , soft paper, cellophane on top and staples ) to protect them during shipping, some other soft bodied insects, are in tubes under preservant fluids.
Once you receive them , before you start mounting them, these specimens dry in blisters must be soften in humid box to get soft their appendix and legs.
Some beetles, when specified in the listing, can be sent mounted on glue boards ( from ex collections ) JUST GLUED NON PINNED AS WELL , you can keep them ready like this or change softening and removing the glue, soaking in water for some minutes
These insects are perfect if you are already a keen collector and professional entomologist or if you just want to start a collection for study, show them or as a hobby, starting your children to this fascinating world.
We have a good stock of many different families and genus these are also good for teaching in schools, with a minimum amount of money you can get lots of different species.
If you search for other species and you cannot find them in the actual stock list ask us anyway, we will put the ones you are searching for in our wish list and maybe we can find in our next hunting trips or we can also try finding them from other collegues entomologists as we have lots of contacts in all Europe and elsewhere.
We also sell wholesale for certain species that are quite common or widespread in the localities where we usually go hunting.
PICTURES DON'T REFLECT THE ACTUAL INSECT THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
WE CHOSE TO USE NATURE SHOTS OF BEETLES BECAUSE THE ONES WE HAVE IN STOCK ARE ALL IN BLISTERS COVERED BY TRANSPARENT CELLOPHANE FILM AND IT IS VERY HARD TO GET NICE IMAGES UNDER THOSE CONDITION
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THE SPECIMENS OF INSECTS WE TRADE AND SELL ARE ENDARGERED SPECIES AND NONE OF THEM ARE PROTECTED BY CITES
FOR YOUR SAFETY WE WILL LABEL THE PACKAGE AS CONTAINING DRIED INSECTS FOR STUDY WITH NO COMMERCIAL VALUE TO AVOID YOU TAXES
WE DO NOT SELL OR SHIP ALIVE INSECTS