Collection Methods - Entomology

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Collecting insects requires a variety of different methods. For example, trapping insects at night might require different equipment than during the day. Some insects live in the soil, in or near water, on small plants and on trees, so collection methods change depending on the type of habitat, too. These photographs show some of the collection methods used by Andrew Short, entomology curator, during a 2010 expedition in Costa Rica. Return to the 2011 Costa Rica expedition page.


 

 

Costa Rica 2010

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Curator Andrew Short collected aquatic insects in the rain forests of Costa Rica in 2010, and will return to the country with a research team in July 2011. To follow the group's work, visit the Costa Rica 2011 expedition page.

Tapanti Insect Survey 2011

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