Get A Little Head - real butterfly head, moth head - ethically sourced

Get A Little Head - real butterfly head, moth head - ethically sourced


Shipping to United States: Free

When making a purchase with Isms for $25 or more, you can get a little head for free! Just drop us a note at checkout. Ask, and ye shall receive. (If only life was always that easy)

When I started working with butterflies, I began saving cool body parts not knowing what I'd do with them, just knowing I wanted to honor every part possible. A couple years later, I had sooo many insect heads in containers. I knew I needed to find homes for them somehow. Then, it hit me... most people like it when when you give them a little head. I've been giving them as a gift with purchase to anyone interested ever since. The laughs it's allowed me to share have been priceless. And, I don’t know what you’re thinking, but it’s just a little head.

A lot of kids and curious adults like them, because they're cool to look at. They make excellent talismans of direction in life. Scientists have moved butterflies hundreds of miles off their migration route, and they find their way back!

PLEASE NOTE: Isms works with over 700 species of butterflies, moths, and other insects. You will receive whatever specimen jar(s) are currently available, as this changes frequently. Feel free to make requests and we’ll do our best to accommodate you or find a similar substitute! All heads used are fascinating.


Specimens are ethically sourced, helping to fund efforts in butterfly repopulation and land conservation. See our FAQ page learn more about our process, where we get our bugs; why we care about pollinator conservation; and how you can help.


Invertebrates on our planet have declined approximately 40% in the last 40 years. Monarch butterflies have plummeted in numbers so drastically that they are currently being petitioned for protected status under the endangered species act. There are 9 endangered species of butterfly in North America currently. Butterflies are long distance pollinators. We need bees to pollinate in about a 5-mile radius, AND we need butterflies to carry genetic diversity/strength (up to 55 miles in a day) with their pollination. I'd like to see us all do our small part to ensure insects have a place on our planet. I don't know about you, but I'd like to keep eating. The old-fashioned way.

Thank-you for your support of our efforts. Together we can do even more than we can alone!

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

What about metal allergies/sensitivities?

All body chemistry is different. Isms strives to procure only the finest grade of metals, and all is lead-free. Surgical steel, sterling silver, sterling plated brass, brass, bronze, copper, and 14/20 yellow and rose gold are kept in stock. Solid golds, titanium, niobium, and other metals can be used on request, though it will take a tad longer. We can also custom-make jewelry that is metal-free for those with more severe allergies. Leather, silk, cotton, wool, hemp, sinew, and stone make nice alternatives.

How can I help pollinators?

-Learn about chemicals that are harmful to insects and pollinators.
-Plant indigenous host plants, and re-wild wherever possible.
-Many people enjoy fostering butterflies, moths, and other insects for release. If you choose to foster for release, please do your research!
-Get involved locally by helping to manage greenways.
-Get involved with Wild Ones, Monarch Watch, Xerxes Society, NAMBA, or other wildlife supporting groups.
-Participate in a butterfly count or another similar volunteer effort.

Thank you for your support of our efforts! Enough small ripples can make big waves of change! 10% of all profits are additionally donated to butterfly conservation

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came packaged well and shipped fast. it’s beautiful!! :-)

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