Welcome to Insectopia

Welcome to Insectopia

Specialist Manufacturer of
Netting Insect Traps and Cages

We wish our customers all the best for the festive season.
Thank you for your support in 2018

See below for Christmas opening times and postal information.

Insectopia is a family-run business founded at the turn of the 21st century, we are based in North Warwickshire, England. Our cages and traps are all individually designed and crafted by us.

Our aim is to provide a wide range of competitively priced, high quality, effective products for those studying or rearing butterflies and other insects; including beginners, enthusiasts, educationalists and professional researchers. For more information about the materials we use, click on 'About Us' in the 'Information' section to the left.

If you're looking for an unusual present, why not check out our Butterfly and Moth Trap ranges? Humane trapping is a rewarding and interesting hobby for both adults and children, and is becoming increasingly popular.

As well as traps and cages we also sell information charts, lighting rigs, and fine netting. If you need a specific size or design of netting cage that we don't offer as standard, please email us. We offer a bespoke design service (see tab above) and are happy to discuss your requirements.

All of our products can be ordered online by customers in the UK or Europe. For deliveries outside the EU, or if you have have questions of any sort, please email us for help and information.

Christmas Postal Information
Our deadlines for CHRISTMAS ORDERS are as below. Orders placed up to this point will be dispatched as usual subject to normal carrier delivery timescales. Please note that we cannot guarantee your parcel will be received by Christmas Day. As carriers are understandably busy at this time of year we recommend you place your order as early as possible to avoid the risk of disappointment.

For delivery outside Europe : 10pm on Wednesday 5 December.
For European delivery : 10pm on Wednesday 12 December.
For UK delivery (Standard Service) : 10pm on Friday 14 December.
For UK delivery (Express Service) : 10pm on Monday 17 December.

Christmas and New Year opening times

Christmas and the New Year are times to share with friends and family, and even internet businesses take some time off to eat, drink and be merry! Over the festive season we will therefore be closed at certain times, and offer a skeleton service at others.

A SKELETON SERVICE means that we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry or order as soon as possible, but delays in our usual prompt service may be experienced. At other times we will be CLOSED. During closures we will be unable to process your order, or deal with any email or phone enquiries. However if you place an order or contact us via email, this will still register on our system and will be processed when we re-open.

Up to Thursday 20 December we will be open and operating as usual
21 - 26 December : Closed
27 - 31 December : Skeleton service
1 January : Closed
2 - 7 January : Skeleton service
Normal service will be resumed from 8 January

New Products

Frame legs

Frame legs

Plastic coated wire legs including either end sleeve, or anchors and screws. Table cage legs also include washer. 2x legs per pack, except Critter cage. Length stated is the approximate length of the wire section, excluding the anchor or sleeve.

If you need any assistance in identifying the correct leg for your product, please us.
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Frame tops

Frame tops

Plastic coated wire sectors to fit the tops of our cages. Fixtures not included. 2x sectors per pack, except Critter and Table cages. Note that the Table cage sectors will include two short and two long lengths per pack.

If you need any assistance in identifying the correct sector for your product, please us.
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Small silver ring

Small silver ring


2.25" (6cm) 38mm lampholder fitting-ring which will fit the following:

Ranger multi R1-LN
Ranger ES R2-LN
Ranger circline R3-LN
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A variety of fittings can be chosen here. Each pack contains two of your chosen item. All fittings are M6 size and will fit each other - so for example the screws will fit through the washers and into the anchor or nut. First select the item you want by clicking on the buttons below. Then amend the quantity if necessary and add to cart.

For example selecting "Anchors" and adding "1" to your basket will result in you being sent two anchors.
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Johnson butterfly trap - long

Johnson butterfly trap - long


The long Johnson trap is 115cm (45") long. It is hyperboloid in shape with a top ring of 40cm (16"), and lower ring of 30cm (12") below which extends a short skirt with drawstring. The main body of the trap is black nylon, which makes the trap less conspicuous, with a white lid to encourage upward flight. There is a full length double-slider zip for easy photography, removal, or release of specimens. The 35cm (14") wide landing platform is attached with cord locks and fully adjustable strings which run down the inside of the trap from the lower ring, thereby holding out the skirt. Four tape-loop hanging points are provided for stability. The whole trap, including platform, weighs less than 500g (17oz).

Aperture and Cone
This skirted system allows the lower part of the trap to be easily raised to change the bait without disturbing the top section of the trap. It is also possible to slightly narrow the aperture by closing the skirt somewhat (note however that excessive narrowing will destabilise the platform and is therefore not recommended), or alternatively an optional detachable cone is available which does the same job.

Observation Cage
If required, the landing platform can be quickly and easily removed, and the skirt closed completely, leaving a hanging study cage. Or alternatively, optional support rods can be attached, the skirt closed, and the cage taken down and inverted to give a temporary freestanding observation cage. When used in this way, a lightweight feeder can be hung inside by attaching a tape between the support loops.

For additional images of the Johnson trap, please visit our photo gallery. Hanging straps not included as standard. All available optional extras for the Johnson butterfly trap can be found by clicking on the relevant item in the "related products" list below.
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