The butterfly net is one of the commonest pieces of equipment used by an entomologist. It consists of a lightweight bag made of fine mesh attached to a frame that can have a variety of different shapes from a simple circle to a kite-shape. This frame is attached to a handle of varying lengths.
The butterfly net is used to catch flying insects and the bag is not suited to being swept through the undergrowth.
A photograph of a kite net. This is a type of butterfly net with a distinctive kite-shaped opening.
Other names for (or types of) Butterfly net include:
- Insect net
- Kite net
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