Welcome to BioQuipBugs.com
Background - In 1964, Terry and Diana Taylor established Combined
Scientific. The Taylors had been encouraged by Richard and Louise Fall,
owners of BioQuip Products (Bio Metal Associates at that time), to offer
insect specimens to the entomological community. The owners of these two
small companies shared a dream that one day the companies would merge to
encompass the entire range of entomological needs - equipment, supplies,
books, educational materials, and specimens. Forty-five years later,
that dream became a reality.
History of Combined Scientific - The company originally conducted
business from the family home in Rosemead, California. The first catalog
with 31 pages contained listings for 153 families. In 1976, the Taylors
moved to Fort Davis, Texas, and purchased two railroad box cars from
which the business was operated. Many professional and amateur
entomologists made the long trip to visit their facility, located in a
remote area near Alpine, Texas. In 2000, the last Combined Scientific
catalog, #20, provided listings for over 400 families (approximately
In 2000, the business was sold to Greg and Rod Lewallen who renamed the
company Insects International. Catalogs were published, and an
increasing percentage of sales was made on their web site.
In August, 2009, the inventory of the company was sold to BioQuip
Products. In March, 2010, the specimens, contained in 1,200 BioQuip
insect drawers, was moved to BioQuip’s facility in Rancho Dominguez.
We look forward to continuing the tradition of providing high quality
specimens to individuals and institutions.
Please Note:A separate order is required for specimens ordered
from BioQuipBugs.com. Items may not be combined with those from BioQuip