Welcome

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

We are planning to move from Andalusia to a different part of Spain. Whilst we relocate we are interested in new suppliers from Central and South America. If you have good quality material to sell or exchange please contact us.

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.

Robert


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

PRIVACY POLICY

General
theinsectcollector is committed to respecting your online privacy. This privacy policy is intended to give you confidence in the privacy and security of the personal information we obtain from you. We treat all your personal information as confidential and keep any information received on a secure server and are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By accessing this website, you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to accept this Privacy Policy, please leave this website.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. If there are any changes to the privacy policy, we will place an updated version on this page.

Information collected
Registration is not required to access this website. Should you wish to place an order with us, we may collect some information through our order form. The basic personal information we may collect and process is: your name, postal address, email address, contact number. This information is saved on a secure server and not passed on to any 2nd or 3rd party. We do not save and store payment card details.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you interact with our website each time you visit it. This information is not personal information and we cannot identify who you are e.g. your name or address.

Information use
We use information collected to ensure our website content is effective and well presented, to allow use of interactive features on our website and to notify you of any changes to our services. We may occasionally use your data, if you have completed an order form, to provide you with information about services and goods which may be of interest to you. If you do not want your information to be used in this way, please contact theinsectcollector to request the removal of your data from our database.

The information collected by Google Analytics is your general location (not your address), how long you are on our website for, what pages you have visited, what you have searched for to get to our website, and type of device and browser you are using to visit the website.

There are links on our website which will take you to other websites e.g. ebay. If you click on any of these links and leave our site, we have no control over their content or any 2nd or 3rd party websites. Please read the Privacy Policy on their website as it may be different to ours.

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Security
theinsectorcollector is committed to ensure that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we use up-to date procedures both physical, managerial and electronic, to secure and safeguard the information we collect from this website.

If you have any questions in relation to the information we may hold about you, or the use of that information, please contact us:

Robert Westphal
theinsectcollector
Avenida Playa Cristall 43, Casa 2
(Urb. Pino Alto)
43892 Miami Playa (Tarragona
SPAIN


QUALITY CODE

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.

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN OUR ONLINE CATALOGUE

MMale
FFemale
PPair
EPex-pupae, reared or farmed
Sset/mounted/spread