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November 16, 2014

Where can I buy cicadas online?

Filed under: FAQs | Websites — Dan @ 4:28 am

People ask, where can I buy cicadas online?

There are a lot of places, but here are my favorites:

  • eBay is a good place to find cicada specimens, particularly if you are just starting your collection. Colorful Asian species dominate the species for sale, but you will usually find American species during or after a periodical cicada emergence (when those are plentiful). Most specimens you’ll find on eBay are mounted, but you can find unmounted specimens as well.
  • God of Insects. The God of Insects site has been around for a long time. You’ll find mostly Asian species, which are the most collectible because of their beauty.
  • BioQuipBugs. BioQuipBugs has a wide variety of species from a Africa, Asia, North and South America. Their prices are inexpensive. The specimens are also unmounted.
  • Search around the web. You might find other shops and different varieties of cicadas not found on the sites mentioned above.

    Keep in mind that some species might be over-collected to the point where it could endanger a species. I recommend, for that reason, that people limit their collections and not become too obsessed, as one might who collects toys or comic books.


  1. Tonya Marie Gerlt says:

    I have hundreds what are they worth to you I have all stages except egg nymph’s

  2. I would like to know where I can get live cicada bugs not specimens

    1. Dan says:

      I haven’t seen anyone sell live specimens, mostly because they don’t live long as adults, and would not make the trip.

      If you wait until Spring, you can travel to Georgia, or another state, and get some yourself.

  3. Demetria Bravo says:

    I want real cicadas that are living

    1. Andrew Beggs says:

      I have 2 I guess nymphs that are alive

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