Dear Insect Collectors,

We offer specimens for the amateur, and serious collector alike.

We specialise in and can offer rare and common butterflies for the Neotropical (Central/South America, Caribbean Islands), Holarctic (North America, Europe, Asia) and can frequently offer specimens from these other regions: Afrotropical (Africa, Reunion, Mauritius, Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean), Oriental (India, Thailand to Indonesia) and the Australian (Australia, New Guinea to Fiji) regions.

Also many moths (including Sphingides and Saturnides) and beetles (mostly unidentified).

Please contact or visit our site often for our latest lists, or let us know your area of interests, or specific specimens you are wishing to add to your collection.

About us

Manching is located in the south of Germany (Bavaria) near Ingolstadt - home of the famous AUDI car-factory - only one hour from Munich Airport and 2 1/2 hours from Salzburg (Austria). Very close to Manching is the Altmühltal (Altmühl-valley) with intact Biotopes for several endangered German butterflies, such as Parnassius apollo and Iphiclides podalirius. This area is very popular with local and foreign tourists during the summer, mainly for bicycle tours and nature lovers. Visitors to our office are always welcome.

We are always interested in new suppliers from anywhere in the world. So if you have good quality material to sell or exchange please contact us. I am always interested in purchasing old collections if of good quality.

Please bookmark this site

The website will be constantly updated with new information pictures and specimens for sale. So add our site to your bookmarks or favourites so you can easily find us next time around.

Hope to hear from you soon.


How to pay

  • All prices are in Euros.
  • Minimum order is €50.00 plus postage. Orders below €50.00 will be charged a service fee of €15.00
  • Payment, including postage, should accompany each order unless other arrangements have been made
  • Payments must be made before shipping
  • Orders are processed on a first come first served basis

Payment methods

  • Bank Transfer
  • Western Union
  • PayPal
  • Bankdraft/cheque: for bankdrafts/cheques of non-German Banks, please add €15.00 to cover bankers commission. Thank you

Terms and Conditions

  • Discounts can be discussed, depending on the amount you order. Discounts not available on special offers and reduced prices.
  • All material is A1 unless otherwise stated.
  • All insects offered are dead, dried and papered for you to re-hydrate and set yourself. Occasionally Set specimens are supplied or can be supplied set if required. Please email us .
  • As complete data as possible will accompany each specimen.
  • All prices are in Euros.
  • Prices subject to change.
  • Minimum order is €50.00 plus postage. Orders below €50.00 will be charged a service fee of €15.00
  • Payment may be made by: Bank Transfer, Western Union, Paypal, Bank Draft (add €15.00 for cheques of non-German banks)
  • Payments must be made before shipping
  • Payment, including postage, should accompany each order unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Orders are processed on a first come first served basis.
  • All material is guaranteed with the exception of antennae damage due to postal shock.
  • Your order will be shipped within 14 days from receipt of payment (excluding weekends and local bank holidays) however we occasionally receive a high-level of orders through eBay, and at this time it may take longer


A1As perfect as all reasonable expectations dictate. Many today are ex-pupae bred.
A-More noticeable flaws, but generally good presentation specimens.
A2Second quality only and sold on a non refundable basis.


EPex-pupae, reared or farmed

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)

We work within the framework of CITES. All materials offered are imported with the help and guidance of the German Wildlife Service. Some species appear on Appendix II of CITES. While Appendix II species are not yet considered endangered they may become so if not regulated within the CITES convention.

Any such listed species offered will be accompanied by a CITES re-export permit issued by the German Authority. There will be a handling fee of €10.00 per permit required plus any German Authority charges incurred.

ach permit can accommodate a large number of species and numbers of specimens. This charge will not apply to orders within Germany. The original permit numbers will be supplied with the order if requested.