Construction of a sweeping net: A, Steet wire loop; B, pattern for cutting net bag;C, top of net sewed to canvas band that is fitted over wire loop; D, end of net handle showing grooves and holes into which arms of wire loop fit; E, completed net with wooden handle.
Killing jars; A, for use with liquid killing agent; B, for use with solid killing agent.
Aspirators; A, sucking-type; B, blowing-type
Berlese or Tullgren Funnel
Traps Malaise trap
Simple pitfall trap covered with screening and provided with hanging bait
Cereal dish trap
Emergence traps and rearing cages
New Jersey Trap
Lepidoptera temporarily in paper and in glassine envelope
Commonly used specimen mounting tools include a pinning block, forceps, pins, points, glue, and scissors
Diagram showing proper pin placement for mounting various types of insects A & B) grasshopper, C)true bug, D) bee, E) beetle, F) butterfly, G) moth
Proper specimen placement on the pin. A) Correct height and postion. B) Specimen too low on pin. C) Specimen improperly tilted on pin. Mosquito pinned with minuten to block of cork on pin. B) Correct positioning of point and labels on pin. C) Attachment of card point to right side of specimen.
A typical spreading board for Lepidoptera Cross-section of a typical spreading board
Typical materials used in slide making Slide-mounted specimens. The bottom specimen is mounted in Hoyer's medium and has been ringed to prevent dessication.