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Insects

The universe of insects is extraordinary, but unfortunately little known by most. For some people they are chilling, for others incredible!

At One of a Kind Shop we try to offer you the most exotic, incredible and beautiful specimens. Most of them come from artificially farms, which is an important way to keep specimens in balance in the wild.


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Goliathus goliathus dome

Price €160.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Fantastic beetle, in the group of the biggest Coleoptera, from Congo.

A big size species in a metal glass dome.

Before this specimen was very difficult to get, nowadays they are usually kept in captive breedings.

Heterometrus laoticus - Forest Scorpion dome

Price €85.00
Availability: 2 In Stock

Heterometrus laoticus - Vietnam Forest Scorpion is a scorpion species found in peaty areas of Vietnam and Laos.

They can reach lengths of up to 17 cm. They are a communal species, but cannibalism has been known to occur, and if caught, they can be extremely violent even towards their own kind.

Rather than being a lethal toxin, the giant scorpion's venom is paralytic. The venom is distilled into medicines against various kinds of microorganisms. It exhibits good results in disc diffusion assay for Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus, among others.

The scorpion is farmed for consumption as a novelty food in Vietnam and Thailand. They are also used to make snake wine (scorpion wine).

Dynastes hercules dome

Price €265.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A huge Dynastes hercules, the Hercules beetle in a glass dome.

Dynastes hercules is known for its tremendous strength and is named after Hercules: a hero of classical mythology who is famed for his great strength.

Dynastes hercules is a species of rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles. It is the longest extant species of beetle in the world, and is also one of the largest flying insects.

This is a giant one with over 130mm and came from the rainforest of Colombia.

Titanacris albipes dome

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Titanacris albipes is a species of grasshopper in the family Romaleidae, they can jump big distance and are one of the biggest grasshoppers species, their violet wings make them a beautiful species.

From French Guiana, a one of a kind glass dome.

Acrocinus longimanus, Harlequin beetle

Price €95.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Acrocinus longimanus, Harlequin beetle, is an insect of the order Coleoptera and the Cerambycidae family.

A beetle whose habitat is the tropical forests of the neotropical region, from southern Mexico to Brazil and northern Argentina, including the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Displayed in a black wood frame, from Satipo - Perú.

Pirops candelaria vitrine

Price €245.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Five specimen of Pirops candelaria displayed in a glass vitrine, from Thailand.

This beautiful and very peculiar species are not a butterfly, they belong to the Cicada group - its long proboscis make it unforgetable, and they use it to feed from the plant sap: including longan and lychee trees (Sapindaceae), among others.

Its long, slender proboscis is used to pierce tree bark to reach the phloem.

One of a kind handmade piece!

Phyllium celebicum - Leaf insect vitrine

Price €195.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

3 specimen of the elusive Phyllium celebicum commonly named Leaf insect.

Phylliidae comprise the true leaf insects. While most phasmatodeans exhibit an elongated and slender body form to camouflage perfectly in the foliage, among branches or on bark, leaf insects mastered the imitation of angiosperm leaves. These one's came from a breeding farm in Thailand.

Mecynorhina torquata and Mecynorhina ugandensis...

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A beautiful glass vitrine with a male and female of Mecynorhina torquata, is among the largest flower beetles in the world, only surpassed by the goliath beetles.It reaches about 55–85 millimetres (2.2–3.3 in) of length in the males, while the females are slightly smaller, reaching about 50–60 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in) of length.

Also a male and female of Mecynorhina ugandensis that differs from the torquata in the colour more brown and slightly bigger. These beetles are native to tropical Africa, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Uganda. In this case they came from Uganda.

Cicadas squared glass box

Price €325.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A superb glass dome with 7 Cicadas from Thailand, one Pomponia intermedia and two of each Salvazana imperialis, Tosena splendida and Ayuthia spectabile.

Amazing exclusive specimen in a beautiful squared glass box with black lacquered wooden base, displayed to enjoy their colors and natural textures.

Five Coleoptera in frame

Price €145.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A beautiful group of Coleoptera framed in a lacquered black wood frame.

From up left to right we have Paraleprodera festiva from Thailand, Pavieia superba from Thailand, in the middle Xystrocera festiva from Thailand, Polybothris sumptuosa gemma from Madagascar and Lampropepla rothschildi from Madagascar.

A One of Kind piece of uncommom insects in very high quality specimen.

Neocerambyx gigas dome

Price €165.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A great pair of Neocerambyx gigas (Thomson, 1878), male and female, from Thailand.

From Cerambycidae family, these uncommon species are very much appreciated by collectors.

Gold and silver reflections and the very long antlers in the male.

Perfect exemplars of this specimen, in a wood base glass dome. 

Violin Insects Mormolyce frame

Price €185.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

A glass frame with 3 different species of Mormolyce insects.

Mormolyce castelnaudi, Mormolyce hagenbachi and Mormolyce phyllodes. Due their peculiar shape they are known as Violin insects. They all came from Malaysia, where they live in rain forest.

Both adults and larvae are predators, feeding on insect larvae. For defense purposes, they secrete the poisonous butyric acid the eject and cause paralysis, even in humans.

Phymateus Saxosus

Price €225.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Phymateus Saxosus - Red grasshopper in a handmade glass dome.

It is a toxic insect due to eat a poisonous plant.

This is one of the most beautiful insect, endemic from Madagascar.

Creobroter gemmatus frame

Price €65.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Creobroter gemmatus, common named Jeweled Flower Mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Asia.

Females can be cannibalistic but males are fairly communal. They moult 8 times to become an adult and can take between 2 and 5 months to mature depending on food and temperature. They are the smallest yet most widespread Creobroter species. Is a very nice small mantis from Java. 

Goliathus orientalis dome

Price €150.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Goliathus orientalis in a glass dome.

Goliathus supports a complex and variable pattern of white spots surrounded by a black border.

They live only in sandy areas with thick trees.

Our specimens come from a breeding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thai Black Cyriopagopus minax frame

Price €55.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Cyriopagopus minax known as Thailand black is a medium sized Tarantula.

It is a very fast and aggressive spider, and females are bigger and more dangerous! Even during mating, males are too afraid to simply approach a female and mate with her. Males take it pretty slow, attempting to distract the female with large slapping action from their front pair of legs.

They live in Thailand and Myanmar.