Buying and Selling Butterflies and Other Insects
Appraisals on Collections & Buying Collections.
Magnificent Beetles are Now Available
Link to: Coleoptera Information
Wild flora and fauna these days is governed by CITES
( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
and most of the rare butterflies are now legally approved farm bred sustainable insects.
Unique Butterflies can supply at very
competitive prices, dried, papered butterflies
or set and mounted specimens.
Page Link at the Top for “How to Set Insects”
Have passed Australian Quarantines Customs, Dept of Agriculture,
Postal and Bio Security Inspections
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty, drafted as a
result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation
of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973, and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975.
Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival
of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 34,000 species of animals and plants.
In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated,
the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process.
Butterflies lay hundreds of eggs in the wild and these are eaten by other insects, birds etc .
The eggs that do survive hatch out to become caterpillars and these are also preyed upon.
Even as humans we spray our greens, vegetables and fruit trees to kill insects and caterpillars so
these farms do a lot of good to protect all the growth stages of a butterfly.
Butterflies represent renewal, rebirth, clean air and freedom. Their fantastic array of colours and
unfortunate short life expectancy allow for excellent preservation which make them an ideal green friendly gift.
The power of the simple butterfly allows creating a sustainable commodity that helps promote environmental
protection across the world. Farmed raised butterflies have provided many essential envro-friendly jobs to people
on several continents without depletion of the natural beauty of these fragile short lived beauties from the wild.
In the insect world things are not what they seem to be. A meal worm becomes a beetle, a caterpillar becomes
a moth or a butterfly, and a grub becomes a bug.
Birdwings example . Hybrid O priamus teucrus Croesus x O aesacius(Indonesia). Priamus x O aesacius, and
many more ranging from $200 to $2000 plus.
Papilionadea.Example( Including swallowtails) Achillides hemeli, Ascolius Rosenbergi, and many more
ranging from $50 to $200 plus.
The butterfly in some areas has nearly disappeared due to deforestation and of course human population infringement.
So here is a chance to show and teach your children and grandchildren the value of farming all species that are threatened in the wild.
The Circle of Life
Insects/Butterflies are naturally occurring life and the quality can vary greatly depending on the life
and travel of that specimen.
Some butterflies travel thousands of miles to find a mate only to die days later. Unique Butterflies
tries to supply quality in the butterfly so any imperfections are just a reflection of the short life
that particular butterfly or moth lived.
It is a bit like our scars and war wounds we have achieved during our cycle of life.