How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Part III


March 10, 2015
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HMNS entomologist Erin Mills walks you through how to mount and display a butterfly in this 4-part video tutorial.

Part III: Setting the Butterfly

Part III continues below:

 Check back next week for our final installment of this video series.

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Authored By Erin M Mills

Erin Mills received her undergraduate degree in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2004, and after a short tour of the pest control industry, joined HMNS as the Cockrell Butterfly Center's Insect Zoo Manager in 2005. Over the years she expanded the butterfly center's live arthropod collection, developed the ever popular "Bugs on Wheels" outreach program, and continued to establish her role as HMNS's insect expert. In October of 2016, she achieved her long time goal of becoming Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center. She is constantly striving to improve the butterfly center and how it serves and educates the public about the wonderful and amazing world of insects! As a Board Certified Entomologist, Erin has extensive knowledge of insect identification, ecology, plant relationships, husbandry, really any insect-related topic!

2 responses to “How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Part III”

  1. Monica says:

    Hi Erin
    Hoping you have a printable version on relaxing,spreading and mounting a butterfly? Have seen the fantastic informative videos but would like a reference when in a zone with no wifi internet access
    Thanks you
    Monica

  2. Erin M. says:

    HI Monica!

    There is an old blog by a former Butterfly Center staff member, which is basically a text version of my videos. Follow this link to see it: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/11/how-to-preserve-a-butterfly/. You should be able to print it easily! I’m glad you enjoyed the videos!

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