Thread subject: :: How to mount Nematocera with long legs?

Posted by Tony Irwin on 06-11-2020 16:50

The only effective method I have seen for retaining legs on Tipuloidea is to glue the specimens (on their sides) onto rectangular or triangular cards, and fold the legs so they can be glued on to the cards as well. Fortunately most (all?) species can be identified without legs, although leg colour, and the presence/absence of tibial spurs is often helpful.