About us



Welcome to the AUREUS butterflies & insects Shop!


My name is Jens Jakusch and I am the owner of this online shop.

AUREUS butterflies & insects is an online shop that is made for professional insect collectors as well as for interested laypeople or those who want to become professional insect collectors.

I primarily offer preserved and unprepared butterflies for the interested collector.

You can find an extensive range of stuffed butterflies I offer under the heading "Butterflies". There, the moths are subordinate to their respective families, so that you can easily find the desired species in the various moth families.

You will also find various other ready-prepared insects in the "Insects" section, divided into various subcategories.

The specimens in these two categories are professionally prepared, needled and NOT framed or mounted.

If you are interested in unprepared butterflies and other insects, the "unprepared" category is for you. Here you will find our range of unprepared butterflies and other insects.

In the "Decoration" section, we offer various arrangements of ready-made, mounted or framed insects. In this section you will also find empty collection boxes, which are ideal for the professional storage of stuffed insects.

If you have specific questions about our offer, you are welcome to write an email via "Contact".

I would like to point out that I do not offer a loan mail order business. I would also like to point out that I ONLY have preparations ("dead specimens") in my range. From inquiry regarding I ask you to refrain from living specimens or butterfly pupae to "let fly".


The Shop

As a customer, you can simply put the selected products together in the shopping cart. At the end of your selection, send your order by continuing to follow the purchase process and clicking on "Buy". You will be guided automatically "step-by-step" through the shop in order to successfully complete the ordering process.

The minimum order value per order is 15 euros + shipping costs.

PayPal and prepayment transfer are accepted as payment options (the customer must carry out the bank transfer themselves after the purchase; the customer will automatically receive the necessary data via email after placing the order).

Direct payment by credit card is not possible.

At the end of your order you will automatically receive an order notification with all the necessary data.

Will only be sent after receipt of payment (advance payment). In this regard, I refer again to the terms and conditions.

As a customer, you also have the option of creating a customer account in our shop. This allows you to add items that may be temporarily out of stock to your watch list. You will then be automatically informed via email when these products are available again.

You can access your account at any time by clicking the "My Account" button in the top left corner.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me using the contact form, which is located at the top right next to the language selection (flags).



The preparations are pinned into shipping boxes and shipped securely through a "box-in-box" system. The preparations can also be stored in these shipping containers. However, for more professional and durable storage, we recommend collection boxes.

We ship exclusively with Deutsche Post / DHL.

We do not offer express shipping.


Publications (Jens Jakusch):

- Eine neue Unterart von Delias pasithoe LINNAEUS 1758 aus Guizhou / China, in: galathea 19/1, 2003, S. 43-47.

- Eine neue Unterart von Atrophaneura luchti ROEPKE 1935 vom Mt. Argopuro/ Java/ Indonesien, in: galathea 19/2, 2003, S. 71-75.

- Eine neue Unterart von Cethosia tambora DOHERTY 1891 von Solor Island / Indonesien, in: galathea 22/1, 2006, S. 11-16.

- Eine neue Unterart von Papilio ulysses LINNAEUS 1758 aus New Ireland, in: galathea 23/3, 2007, S. 121-125.

- A futher new subspecie of Delias messalina ARORA (Lepitoptera: Pieridae) from New Ireland, Papua Neu Guinea, in: Australian Entomologist, Vol. 35, No.2, (2008), p.73-77.

- New subspecie of Delias diaphana SEMPER 1878 from Panay Island, Philippines (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), in: Entomologische Zeitschrift, 126 (1), 2016, S. 25-28.

- Eine neue Unterart von Ornithoptera rothschildi KENRICK 1911, von Sibjo, Irian jaya, Indonesien (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), in: Entomologische Zeitschrift, 126 (4), 2016, S. 221-223.

Quality code

A1 = As perfect as all reasonable expectations dictate. Many today are ex-pupae bred.
A1- = Very small flaws, nearly perfect.
A- =More noticeable flaws, maybe broken antennae, reparations, but generally good presentation specimens.
B = Second quality.

For CITES butterflies (all birdwings e.g. Troides, Trogonoptera, Ornithoptera, futher Buthanitis and Teinopalpus), especial for export in non-EU countries and the USA, please contact us BEFORE you will place an order. We will inform you about the fees and "how to do" in detail, if you would like to place an order.
So please send us an email and we will contact you for all details.

Please be aware of your own restirctions for CITES protected butterflies in you own contry and how to do the import process.