Making an Insect Collection


Making an insect collection of your own can be a very rewarding experience. Before you begin, you will need to familiarize yourself with the basics: where to find insects, how to capture them, and how to properly kill, mount, label, and display them.

The following links will help you get started (under construction):


  • Labeling

  • Storing and Displaying Your Collection


Virtual Insect Collection Lab

Check out our Virtual Insect Collection Lab! This interactive game will demonstrate all the essential methods for proper insect curation.

Virtual Insect Collection Lab