oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On collecting, preserving and packing lepidopterous insects



Very frequently some of my kind correspondents send me batches of Lepidoptera either for indentification, or for incorporation in my collection, or both. Unfortunately it often happens that consignments arrive in such a bad state of preservation, that the specimens are of very little scientific value, and their identification is practically impossible. Such material testifies to the great zeal of the collector, but it also shows that he has not observed certain simple rules which should be followed in collecting and packing Lepidoptera.


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