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Collecting & Displaying Insects 

The students will learn various ways to capture insects for display. Once the insects are collected, they need to be displayed for viewing. Some insects like butterflies are displayed with spread wings. Students will be shown how to spread wings and to make a label for collected insects.

Activity provided by  Nebraska Game and Parks


Activity Procedure

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  • Insect pins

  • Spreading board

  • A couple of captured insects, ideally a butterfly or moth.

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