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Specimen Labeling

Importance of Labels

With proper documentation an insect collection serves as a type of scientific record, recording the presence of each specimen at a particular date and location.  The oldest pinned collections are over 300 years old!

These records have proven valuable in research into topics such as climate change and population dynamics.

Specimen Labels for ENT 425

  • Use the temporary labels provided in Lab 1 (also in “Course Resources Quick Links” at top of Moodle site) for each specimen until labs 9-11.
  • During Labs 9-11,  follow the instructions to replace the temporary labels with permanent labels for your specimens using the “Permanent Labels” provided in “Course Resources Quick Links” at top of Moodle site.

Specimen-Label Orientation