As of 25th June 2016 Insektus will not be taking any more bookings. This is due to Stephen's further study and breeding of the critically endangered stick insect from Lord Howe Island.
September 2016 will be Bug Man's last show and from September onwards the business will be for sale. A number of individuals and animal workshop professionals have been notified but the offer to buy Insektus is available to all. I envisage that the business will be sold by the end of the year. This will include all live insects, spiders, scorpions and other invertebrates, enclosures, stock for sale, various other equipment associated with the business, database of schools and this website will be included. If you are interested please email Stephen.
Where the bugs come to you!
Insektus provides mobile educational workshops and presentations using insects and spiders (invertebrates) presented by “Bug Man” or “Bug Lady”.
We visit pre-schools, primary schools, high schools, TAFE colleges and universities. We take our bugs to enviro fairs and childrens' birthday parties.
Our aim is to educate and stimulate not only the students we visit, but also the parents and the wider community about insects and the other invertebrates that live in our back yards, gardens, bush and sometimes even inside our homes.
Click on the above menus to discover the mysteries of bugs. Stick insects (phasmids), giant burrowing cockroaches, bird eating spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, silk worms, caterpillars, ants, aphids, assassin bugs, bed bugs, stink bugs, bees, beetles, lice, blow flies, flies, butterflies, dragonflies, cicadas, aquatic insects (water bugs), dung beetles, crickets, earwigs, fleas, grasshoppers, lacewings, moths, saw flies, termites and many, many other species.
Insects are vital to our survival and although some people may think of them as a pest, less than 4% actually are. That means there are hundreds and hundreds of insects, spiders, millipedes, scorpions, earthworms and native snails that are hard at work, living out their own lives, eating other bugs, pollinating our plants, aerating our soil, and stopping the spread of disease.
To find out more about these fascinating creatures and their true importance, read on, look at the photographs and have a look in your own backyards to discover this truly fascinating world of bugs, bugs and more bugs. You can book a bug show for your school or your next party.
Photographs of a Spiny and Goliath Stick Insect, both Female
Note: All prices in Australian Dollars