Welcome to Bug Under Glass

HIGHEST RATED INSECT SELLER WITH OVER 6,000 5-STAR REVIEWS

With a market flooded in mass produced framed insect art, often sold without regard to craftsmanship or specimen sustainability – it is hard to find a business you can trust.  Bug Under Glass was started in 2002 by an entomologist who specialized in conservation biology and combined his love of conservation, insects and design. Each display is designed and created with conservation as the foundation, both environmentally and the craftsmanship of the frame. Each piece of insect art is designed and framed in Sonoma County California.

BUILT TO LAST

All insect art is hand crafted in Sonoma County, California with the following museum attributes:

  • UV blocking Conservation Glass so colors won’t fade.
  • Sealed gallery quality shadowbox frame designed to last a lifetime.
  • Archival Acid & Lignin free mounting papers.
  • Natural history info included on a vintage style museum label.
  • Professionally made by an entomologist in USA – 15 years of business.
  • Sustainably sourced specimens.

DESIGN

Recognized by the design community and noteworthy brands like POTTERY BARN, WEST ELM, APARTMENT THERAPY and HERMAN MILLER.

Clients include RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOTTHE NATIONAL ARCHIVESNATIONAL 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, our customers were the most satisfied.  SEE ARTIST’S PRESS

SUSTAINABLITY

Sourcing wildlife products in an ethical manner takes experience and knowledge. Kevin has a Master’s degree in CONSERVATION BIOLOGY that focused on insect conservation and therefore the sustainably of our products is the highest priority. Only specimens that are sustainable and ethically sourced are used.

We DO NOT sell specimens that have been determined unsustainable (and sometimes banned) by conservation groups (for example, “rare” insects, dragonflies and bats). Bug Under Glass was also the first insect business to become a GREEN CERTIFIED business through the San Francisco Green Business program when the B.U.G. studio was located in San Francisco.

COMMUNITY

A portion of all sales fund the BUG UNDER GLASS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP. We love supporting grass root programs involving science education and environmental conservation.

bug under glass biology scholarship

BUG UNDER GLASS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP  – A $500 scholarship awarded to a local high school student pursuing a science major at a 4 year university.

2014 Scholarship recipient – Nathan Culver
2015 Scholarship recipient – Anastasia G Lucas
2016 Scholarship recipient – Madison Johnson-Reed

2017 Scholarship recipient – Jordan Marshall

2018 Scholarship recipient – Mia White

2019 Scholarship recipient – Kayla Pearson $500 Scholarship


PETALUMA WILDLIFE MUSEUM – 2014 Camp Sponsor and Volunteer.


Other Non-Profits B.U.G. Supports and has made cash and product fundraising donations to:

Petaluma Wildlife & Natural History Museum – (also a member of the Board)
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes.
Pets Are Wonderful People (PAWS)
Pacific Grove Natural History Museum
Savenature.org

Are you part of an organization that promotes science education or conservation? We are happy to help with product donations for auctions.