About Us

Welcome to Moth and Beetle, where our motto is: arthropods are awesome!

Our interest in insects, bugs, crustaceans, and other spineless critters had us looking for pins, forceps, and various equipment for preparing, storing, and displaying our collection. Getting what we wanted often involved issues around duty and shipping. And buying from a multitude of suppliers in order to get everything we wanted.

While our products are all high grade, and excellent for the true enthusiast, we do try to make sure that there are products that will satisfy the interest and the budget of the novice or junior entomologist.

Our webstore opened in 2022, coinciding with the announcement of the closing of BioQuip. BioQuip will be sorely missed, but we continue to be hopeful that we are and will be able to help to fill the void left by their closing, at least to some degree.

While we are located in Canada, we do our best to fulfill orders worldwide.  If we do not sell to your country at this time, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your order.

We are continually looking for new/better sources of items already on our site, and also for new products to help fulfill the needs of our customers. As such, our catalogue is always a work in progress. We hope that you will let us know what you're looking for -- we'll try to find it for you.

We hope you'll check back regularly to discover our new additions!