Insect Collecting Techniques â Active Collecting
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Insect specimens provide the basis for taxonomic and systematic research, assessing biodiversity, monitoring environmental changes, and pest control. A variety of equipments and methods have been developed to collect nocturnal and diurnal, aquatic and terrestrial, flying and soil insect specimens. Some insects require active collecting while others are collected passively by traps, lures or flight interception devices. Here are some commonly used active collecting methods.