Removing legs in nets--Lycaenids

Guy Van de Poel & A. Kalus Guy_VdP at
Thu Jun 14 07:29:06 EDT 2001

>about 2.5 mm wide, on which the serrations have been ground down to produce
>a flat grasping surface. With these I can grab the folded wings quite
>firmly without damaging the butterfly--so I can check the underside of
>a Lycaenid with no problems and release it unharmed, should I choose to

For those who do not want to do the grounding down: buy some post-stamp
collector forceps. Anything that does not damage a post stamp won't harm a
butterfly either (they come in handy too when setting).



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