How to label your insects with collecting data ?

You will find in this article the guidelines to label your insects and a downloadable Excel template to easily print your labels. 

The importance of labeling your insects

It is essential to label your insects in order to build a scientific collection. Even if your collection is modest, each specimen must have a label with collecting data. Beginning collectors sometimes forget to do this and regret it afterwards.

Why do you need to put data labels under your specimens? It is important to put collecting data for several reasons:
– to know from which locality the specimen comes from,
– to know when it was collected,
– to know in which biotope it was found,
– to know who collected it and what collection it was part of.

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