BugUnderGlass

Real Framed Butterflies and Insect Art Displays

Petaluma, California
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Announcement    HIGHEST & BEST REVIEWED Framed butterflies & Insects with over 12,000 5-star reviews!
Framed with 99% UV BLOCKING CONSERVATION GLASS to protect specimen colors (most sellers use regular glass).

Handmade in California by an entomologist.

OUR QUALITY AND ETHICS:
► Eco Friendly - The first green-certified insect business & ecologically sourced insects. We don't sell bats.
► Sealed and framed with 99% UV BLOCKING Conservation glass so colors won’t fade.
► Made by an entomologist with a Master's Degree in Conservation Biology & professional museum experience.
► Gallery Style frames / Gift Box / Archival Quality mounting materials.
► Every display comes with interesting natural history information on a museum label.
► Over 20 years of experience and 12,000 5 STAR reviews.

FEATURED IN | SEEN IN: AMC's TV taxidermy show IMMORTALIZED, Pottery Barn/ West Elm Catalogs, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, The National Archives, HGTV Magazine, Wired Magazine, Apartment Therapy, San Francisco Chronicle, Remodelista, 7x7, Boing Boing.

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INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bugunderglass/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bugunderglass

Copyright © Bug Under Glass 2002-2022. All rights reserved.

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Last updated on Sep 26, 2022

HIGHEST & BEST REVIEWED Framed butterflies & Insects with over 12,000 5-star reviews!
Framed with 99% UV BLOCKING CONSERVATION GLASS to protect specimen colors (most sellers use regular glass).

Handmade in California by an entomologist.

OUR QUALITY AND ETHICS:
► Eco Friendly - The first green-certified insect business & ecologically sourced insects. We don't sell bats.
► Sealed and framed with 99% UV BLOCKING Conservation glass so colors won’t fade.
► Made by an entomologist with a Master's Degree in Conservation Biology & professional museum experience.
► Gallery Style frames / Gift Box / Archival Quality mounting materials.
► Every display comes with interesting natural history information on a museum label.
► Over 20 years of experience and 12,000 5 STAR reviews.

FEATURED IN | SEEN IN: AMC's TV taxidermy show IMMORTALIZED, Pottery Barn/ West Elm Catalogs, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, The National Archives, HGTV Magazine, Wired Magazine, Apartment Therapy, San Francisco Chronicle, Remodelista, 7x7, Boing Boing.

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INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bugunderglass/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bugunderglass

Copyright © Bug Under Glass 2002-2022. All rights reserved.

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Framed Insect Art by an Entomologist

Bug Under Glass began over 20 years ago as a way to combine my Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and my desire to explain and showcase the amazing insect world to others.

As a biologist, I believe every insect has a story to tell and if we hear and understand these stories, we are more likely to protect them. With this in mind, it is also important that the insects I use come from a sustainable source, as well as my overall business model, is environmentally friendly. This is why Bug Under Glass became a San Francisco Green Certified Business, the first and only insect-related business to achieve this when I lived in SF.

Expert craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and sustainable specimens are what separate my insect displays from others. I absolutely love what I do and put this energy into every display. My work has been recognized by Pottery Barn/West Elm catalogs, The National Archives, Apartment Therapy, Herman Miller, SF Chronicle and is currently on exhibit at the "Ripley’s Believe it or Not" museum in Hollywood, CA. I was also featured on national television during the season premiere of "Immortalized" on AMC - a taxidermy reality show. B.U.G. was awarded the 2014 & 2015 Best of Houzz (#1 Interior Design website) for Customer Satisfaction.

I live north of San Francisco with my school teacher wife, a cocker spaniel, and two boys, one named after a famous entomologist.

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  • Kevin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, I'm Kevin, an entomologist and artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been designing and manufacturing museum-quality insect art and jewelry for over 20 years. All specimens come from a sustainable source and are not endangered.

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Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Like all fine artwork, framed insects should avoid direct sunlight and extreme humidity.

Do you do custom pieces?

Yes, please contact me with your idea of a framed insect or butterfly wing jewelry and I can give you a quote.

WHERE DO I GET MY INSECTS?

My insects come from sustainable conservation farms/ranches around the world. I do not sell rare, endangered or insects recognized as unsustainable (Dragonflies, Bats, rare beetles).

HOW DOES BUTTERFLY FARMING PROTECT THE RAINFOREST?

By linking environmental stewardship and economic development, butterfly farming positively impacts threatened habitats as well as human well-being. Currently used by conservation organizations, such as the Nature Conservancy and WWF, Butterfly farming helps save rainforest habitat by providing villagers an alternative income to agricultural farming and logging, which clears tropical forest. for more info Google "butterfly farming"

HOW LONG WILL THE THEY LAST?

Since these framed insect displays are professionally made using 99% UV blocking glass (so colors won't fade) and archival mounting boards, they can potentially last forever if treated with care. Most sellers are hobbyiest and DO NOT use UV glass or use proper archival materials - -and will not last.