A REVIEW ON INSECT COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES
Manoj Kumar*, Rakesh Ranjan, M. P. Sinha, Anjali Dhan, Fahreen Naaz, Gulfishan Khanum, Kumari Anita Rani, Sejal Sharma and B. S. Raipat
Insects are found in every terrestrial environment on the planet and play a crucial role in the evolution and preservation of biotic communities. They are important pollinators of blooming plants, consumers and recyclers of decaying organic materials, and vital components of vertebrate and invertebrate food webs. Insects are collected for various purposes. The final purpose of the samples obtained determines the insect collection methods. Some individuals collect insects as a pastime for their beauty and diversity, while others collect them for their courses in biology and related subjects. The insects are also collected by experts for research works. Whatever the purpose may be, the insect collection and preservation need expert inputs so that the samples are preserved in their native appearance as far as practicable.
Keywords: Insect collection, Killing jar, Aspirators, Preservation.
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