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Beetles __ An essay on the collecting of beetles. "What! collect beetles, cockroaches, and earwigs! ugh!" - From Rev. A. Thornley, M.A., F.E.S. - http://www.amblesideonline.org/PR/PR03p834Beetles.shtml 

Classification of Butterflies and Moths __ You will find a detailed breakdown of the butterfly family and more links to help you begin your collection. - From zoomschool.com - http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/butterfly/Classification.shtml

Collecting Insects __ "The best insect collecting is often in diverse habitats. A vegetable or flower garden or landscaped facility such as a park, arboretum or zoo will usually have multiple plantings of many different types of plants. But make sure that you have permission to collect first." A general overview of the hobby. - illustrated - From unl.edu - http://entomology.unl.edu/tmh/ent115/labs/collecting.htm

Collecting and Preserving Insects __ You will find the basics along with other resources for collecting insects. - illustrated - From University of Minnesota - http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/youthdevelopment/DA6892.html 

Insect Collecting __ "Although a great deal of profitable entertainment may be had by simply watching insects, many of us wish to collect and preserve examples of the species that interest us most. This can easily be done,..." Learn how in this brief overview. - From inquiry.net - http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/skills/seton/insects.htm 

Insect collecting __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. "The collecting of butterflies is perhaps most popular, with beetles in second place." - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect_collecting 


Insect Collecting Methods __ "Basic collecting can be done by simply catching insects with your hands or a net and putting them into some type of jar. But, for more serious collecting, additional equipment is needed." Learn about these advanced methods. - from Joe MacGown - http://www.msstate.edu/org/mississippientmuseum/collecting.preparation.methods/Collecting.methods.htm 

Making a Bug Collection __ You will find all the basics. - illustrated - From berkeley.edu - http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/citybugs/studentcorner/MakeABugCollection/MakeABugCollection.htm 


Methods of Collecting Stag Beetles __ Learn how to set up lights to attract stag beetles along with several other ways of finding them. - illustrated - From Unknown - http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1803/collect.htm

Practical Advice for Insect Collecting __ You will find hints and tips for helping you build a good insect collection. - illustrated - From defayette.com - http://www.defayette.com/collect.html 

The Science Spot: Insect Collection Ideas __ "Here are a few ideas to help you catch a few insects" - From sciencespot.net - http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/inscoll.html 


Stinging Caterpillars __ This is a 'must' read before you even think about starting your own collection. Life is more dangerous than you think. - illustrated - From University of Kentucky Entomology - http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/misc/ef003.htm 

University of Kentucky Entomology for Kids __ "Insects are everywhere!! Insects are often encountered, at least with a little searching, in homes, yards, around building foundations, basements, crawl spaces, flower or vegetable gardens that are NOT heavily sprayed with pesticides, around lights at night, near streams and lakes, abandoned fields, parks, and forests." OK, now that gives you someplace to start. You will find a lot more information here. - From University of Kentucky - http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/bugfun/collecti.htm 

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