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What separates our framed insect from all others?

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99% UV Glass Protection

All glass is not created equal. In order to preserve and protect the delicate colors of the specimens we use exclusive TRU-VUE 99% blocking UV Conservation glass. Most other insect framers use regular glass which will lead to fading and even damage of the specimen and mounting papers in the frame.

Sustainably Raised Specimens

All our specimens come from sustainable sources. We do not sell rare or endangered specimens. A majority of our specimens come from butterfly farms; many that play an important role in conservation. Learn more >

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Most Trusted and Reviewed

We have making museum quality insect displays for over 20 years and are the highest-rated and most trusted framed insect taxidermy shop with over 10,000+ 5-star reviews. Learn more >

Made in the USA by an Entomologist

Many insect displays are mass produced and poorly made for a quick profit; and many who purchase these find they fail in a short time. Many amateur hobbyists have started selling framing insects without the years of experience, knowledge or archival materials. Learn more >

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Our Insect Frames in Detail

• 99% Ultra-Violet (UV) blocking conservation grade glass so colors won’t fade.
• Archival acid & lignin-free mounting papers.
• Gallery-quality shadowbox frame using solid, sustainably raised wood. 
• Antique museum style labels with detailed natural history information.
• Sustainably sourced specimens.
• Gift Box with care and specimen information.
• 20+ Years of exceptional insect displays & art.

Design

Recognized by the design community and noteworthy brands like POTTERY BARN, WEST ELM, APARTMENT THERAPY and HERMAN MILLER. Past clients include RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS and DREAMWORKS.  

Kevin’s insect art has garnered a reputation for its lasting qualities and unique design. Awarded the BEST OF HOUZZ Award (a leading home remodeling & design site) in 2014 & 2015. Learn more >

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Community

Since 2014, B.U.G. has awarded a $500 scholarship to a local high school student pursuing a science major at a 4 year university. A portion of all sales fund the Bug Under Glass Science Scholarship. Kevin was a PETALUMA WILDLIFE MUSEUM 2014 Camp sponsor and volunteer, and made cash and product fundraising donations to them and other non-profits such as FREEWHEELIN’ COMMUNITY BIKES, PAWS, PACIFIC GROVE NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM, AND SAVENTURE.ORG. If you’re part of an org that promotes science education and conservation, we’re happy to help. Let us know >