IntroductionHere you will find information to help you get started on this fascinating topic. Listed below are simplified step-by-step guides covering techniques, photography and equipment.
Most examinations will involve dried specimens, in which case the abdomen should be carefully lifted until it detaches from the thorax. In some cases the hingwings may show signs of moving; stop and carefully place a drop of wood glue over the thorax and let this dry before attempting to detach the abdomen. With fresh specimens, where the example is not being retained, use fine forceps to detach the abdomen. B. GoodeyGuides (.pdf) by Brian Goodey and others.
Administered by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group UK. This website presents images of British and European Lepidoptera preparations.
It is designed as a reference tool to augment information provided in literature.