Collecting and Preserving Insects

Collecting and preserving insects is an ideal way to learn about them, and can be an interesting hobby. It provides the satisfaction of learning at first hand, and enables the collector to discover things about insects that he might not learn from books. It also provides material for the study of structural details that serve as identification characters. There are few restrictions against collecting insects compared to those for collecting other animals or plants. The average landowner has no objection to insect collecting on his property, and it is only in a few places such as parks where collecting may be restricted. Insects are so abundant that ordinary collecting has little or no effect on their numbers; the student of insects need not worry that his collecting activities will upset the balance of nature.

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