Collecting and conserving

Find out everything you need to know to become an amateur bug collector. What equipment should you use? Which colours attract flies? And why is leopard dung useful?! Also, learn about the history of butterfly and moth collection, including stories from recent Natural History Museum expeditions around the world.

Beetle blog
Dicronorrhina derbyana beetle photographed on a fieldtrip to Tanzania (Credit: Hitoshi Takano)

Go behind the scenes with Beulah Garner, one of the curators looking after 9 million beetle specimens in the Museum collections. Discover the projects and fieldwork she and colleagues are involved in, and find out more about the fascinating world of beetles.

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