A Rather Limited Entomology Case: Update

So I had a moment available to add the collection data and pin a couple of (now dry) lepidoptera specimens today, they look so much better with all the setting pins removed!

Butterfly 2 Sept 2014

It is always going to be a struggle getting decent specimens when I only use insects that have expired naturally. However, I’m happy with my ethics, and that is an important part of my work.

A Rather Limited Entomology Case

We have a small collection of cased entomology at home. It’s mainly lepidoptera, but there are a few other things in there too, bees, beetles etc. It’s small because I don’t kill creatures for the collection, and so the only time I  add to it is when I encounter an already deceased specimen that is still in a good enough condition to be preserved for display.

Today I  stumbled upon  a butterfly in good condition which had expired on a footpath above Hebden Bridge.  If it dries out ok, hopefully it will make a nice addition to our (rather limited!) case.