of scouring the internet looking for the type
of framed insects and butterfly gifts that you
once saw at a Zoo, Natural History
Museum or the County Fair? Look no further! This
web site alone contains over 400 different insect
items with pictures and facts. Not
only can you learn a little bit about your favorite
insect, while you're educating yourself you
can also purchase them online or over the phone!
"The fact is,
buying tropical insects for your collection may
be the best investment you ever made in tropical
forest protection." - Larry
J. Orsak Ph.D., World Wildlife Fund Advisor
every framed and mounted insect imaginable can
be found within our online catalog, plus we have
two-dozen of the world's most realistic electronic
butterflies, dragonflies, and moths with wings
that move like real perched insects while only
using 5 Watts of power
and lasts for years with non-stop operation!
As if that wasn't enough, we also offer live
butterflies for release at weddings and special
events along with custom printed envelopes (at
no extra charge) and a variety of unique carrying
baskets. Our range of insect products is so exhaustive
that the only way to find what you're looking
for is to start browsing now.
let me say well done for coming up
with this site [Entomon.net]. Only
last night I was talking to another
entomologist berating the fact that
it is so difficult to get serious in
depth information" - Andrew
Frame Styles and Materials
Many of our insects come in frames that are
made of timber look-alike materials (made
from recycled computer parts and recycled
paper) so that no trees have to be cut down
for you to have beautiful insects on display
in your home without having to contribute
to deforestation. Frame
styles range color from popular black, to
classic faux mahogany, pine wood, designer
faux gold framing, 100%
see thru acrylic, double sided glass, and single sided glass. Often the matting
comes in different pastel colors where described as such, but most of it is done
in classic white matte. And as you would expect, the scientific name of the species
is placed under each insect in the frame.
"I can admit that
when I would see framed butterflies were for
sale I assumed that populations of these insects
in the wild were being depleted and exploited,
but what I have learned to the contrary about
your insects is not only interesting, its inspiring.
Now I can feel good about buying framed insects
knowing that I am doing my part to protect their
environment by supporting rural insect farming
operations across the world." -
Luke Stockett, Environmental Activist
We Don't Sell Endangered, Rare, or Protected
Wildlife No product that we sale is in any way
considered endangered or rare. All of our framed
butterflies and insects come from
Government regulated butterfly farms located
in the following countries: Philippines (run by Rural Filipino
El Salvador (accompanied by wildlife
reserves), Bolivia, and 15 other countries. Live
Monarch butterflies come from California if they are ordered for use West of
the Continental Divide whereas if they are ordered for use East of Continental
Divide they will come from Florida. Live Painted
Lady butterflies come exclusively from Florida.
Why Buying Framed Butterflies Doesn't Make Them
Extinct Many of our customers have the following concern "doesn't selling framed
butterflies making some of
the most beautiful butterfly and insects species extinct?" Even
though many of the species that we sell are in fact extremely beautiful they
are not rare, endangered, or going extinct. All of the insects we offer for sale
come from butterfly farms that follow the respective Government regulations for
their country of export. We would never support destroying nature's most beautiful
Butterfly Farming Increases Butterfly
Normally in the wild only about 7% of butterfly pupae survive to become butterflies.
But what rural butterfly farmers do that is so wonderful is they collect the
butterfly pupae, larvae, and catepillars off of plants and leaves and then place
them in a shed filled with the foodstuff that they love to eat and by doing this
they increases their survivabililty 10 times above the normal levels. This is
what makes butterfly farming sustainable in the long term because they are giving
back more than they are taking.
Framed Insects Help Preserve Tropical
It may come as a surprise that far from destroying
the environment, butterfly farming actually helps
to preserve it by creating an incentive for jungles
and rainforests to be maintained!
Butterfly farming helps keep forest lands profitable
without changing them at all and thereby holds
off the constant threat of deforestation. Conservation Jobs for Indigenous Peoples Too long
considered at odds, conservation and economic
development go hand in hand with rural butterfly
farming. Indigenous people who would otherwise
be diplaced by the industrialized world are now given full-time jobs
to maintain habitats for insects instead of those same habitats getting cut
down for timber or used as cattle farms for American fastfood.
Framed Butterflies Won't Fade or Degrade
Real butterflies wings won't fade as long as you keep them away from long-term
exposure to direct sunlight. Every butterfly is sealed in a sturdy frame that
protects it from the kind of deterioration that it would experience in nature.
Under normal indoor lighting conditions you can expect your framed butterflies
to maintain their luster for decades, at least!
No Questions Asked 100% Satisfaction
Guarantee We promise that the insect items you
order will look better in person than the pictures
we use to present them with on this web site.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your order,
simply return the items in the same condition
in which they were sent and we will issue you
a full refund, minus shipping and handling.
* Entomon is the ancient Greek word
used by Aristotle
to denote insects.