Welcome to Insectopia - Summer
Specialist Manufacturer of Netting
Insect Traps, Sleeves and Cages

Who are you?
Insectopia is a family-run British business founded at the turn of the 21st century. Our cages and traps are all individually designed and crafted by us here in the UK.

What do you sell?
We make and sell a wide range of competitively priced, high quality, effective products for those studying or rearing butterflies and other insects. As well as traps and cages we also sell information charts, lighting rigs, and fine netting.

You can browse all our stocked products using the tabs at the top of the page. However if you need a specific size or design of netting cage that we don't offer as standard, we can help you out there too. We offer a bespoke design service (see tab above) and are happy to discuss your requirements.

For more information about the materials we use, please visit the 'Our Main Materials' section via 'About Us' in the bar to the left.

Is there a minimum order size?
No order is too big, or too small: we sell individual cages as well as bulk quantities. Our customers include beginners, enthusiasts, educationalists and professional researchers.
We also provide our goods to other entomological retailers.

Where do you ship to?
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.

Do you have a physical shop I can visit?
No, we don't have retail premises. You can however book an appointment to visit our workshop to view any of our products, or discuss your requirements in person. For more information please go to the 'Face to Face' section via 'About Us' in the bar to the left.

Are you on social media?
Visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/insectcage for our latest news and posts. Don't forget to like us!


It's that time of year again, when we juggle business with family over the school holidays. Over the summer 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 5th July we will be open and operating as usual
6 July - 21 July : Skeleton service
22 July - 26 July : Normal service
27 July - 2 August : Skeleton service
3 August - 11 August : Closed
12 August - 16 August : Normal service
17 August - 29 August : Closed
30 August - 3 September : Skeleton service
4th September onwards : Normal service

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

New Products

Safari XL Moth Trap

Safari XL Moth Trap


NEW for 2019

Our new Safari XL moth trap is a versatile super-lightweight, supremely portable, economical unit. Drawing on customer feedback from the past several years, the XL is a modified version of our original, extremely popular, Safari design.

New features include:
Lightweight - weighs only 310g (11oz)
Larger size - 40cm (16") diameter and 34 cm (13.5") tall, the XL is roomy with plenty of space for eggboxes and your catch of moths. When not in use, packs away to only 1cm deep.
U-shaped zip - for ease of access
Geotextile base - extra durability when placed on the ground or other surfaces

Just like the original Safari, the XL has an integral central cone and assembles rapidly. It can be hung, or ground tethered using tent pegs (not supplied, please follow the Related products link for this item). The
Safari XL accepts ES fitting blacklight and blacklight blue actinic lightsources held with shade rings through the 38mm (4") lampholder fitting-ring which sits at the bottom of the cone. It can also be used with lightweight LED lighting units. The lampholder can be quickly and easily removed to fit an actinic vane unit. Trapping effectiveness is further improved by the whole body shining with translucent 'UV glow' so making the best use of low wattage actinic tube lighting.

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING: The Safari XL does not have a rainshield so Insectopia recommend the use of actinic or LED lighting sources, which run sufficiently cool not to be shattered if it begins to rain during their use. The use of mercury blended tungsten (MBT) or other hot-running lamps are not recommended, however could theoretically be used with the Safari XL in dry weather at the user's own risk. Such hot lamps must NEVER be operated in rain, drizzle or damp conditions, or when such conditions are predicted, as raindrops are likely to cause the bulb to crack or explode with risk of personal injury. Insectopia also recommend the use of actinics or LEDs rather than hot-running lamps for attended trapping and public events.

NOTE: photographs show the Safari XL when fitted with a 20W blacklight lamp and 38mm lead set. These are optional extras and are not included with the trap. Price shown below is for the XL trap only.
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Tabletop cage - small


COMING SOON: please enquire if you wish to pre-order.

Measuring 29.5cm (11.5") wide x 23.5cm (9.5'') deep x 30cm (12'') tall. Weight including frame and base tbc.
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Open bottomed cage - regular

Open bottomed cage - regular


Cage dimensions: 30cm (12") diameter, with a total approximate length of 38cm (15") to the lower ring. Base section approximately 30cm (12"). Vertical zip, opening from bottom of cage. There is a slight "sag" inbuilt on the top of the net. Base section with drawstring can be tightened to completely close the cage, or tighten around an object (eg a branch).

(Large open bottomed cage pictured).

Support rods can be purchased separately - see 'Related products' below.

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