03: Materials & Methods Butterfly Research

Literature:

  • Lafranchis, T. (2009) Dagvlinders van Europa. KNNV Uitgeverij, Zeist.

Methods:

  • All* butterflies are caught with a specific insect net.
  • They are tranferred to a petridish, whereafter photographs are taken from the upper and under parts.
  • Thereafter, the butterfly is released.
  • Photo’s are stored in a database.
  • Observations are uploaded to Hatikka.fi
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    * Of easy reckognizable species (e.g. L. virguareae, A. hyperanthus, etc) only a few individuals are caught and photographed.