Mantis collecting techniques. A Sweeping vegetation with an insect net for the collection of grass-dwelling mantises B metal halide light trap set up to collect flight-capable mantises C scanning bark with the aid of an insect net for the collection of bark mantises D scanning the ground and leaf litter for ground-dwelling mantises E passive light trap set up to be suspended in tree canopies for the collection of canopy-dwelling mantises F field preparation of collected specimens secured with insect pins inside a Schmitt Box. It is recommended to thoroughly dry out preserved specimens in the sun, being mindful of ants and other scavengers, prior to travel back to home institutions.

  Part of: Brannoch SK, Wieland F, Rivera J, Klass K-D, BĂ©thoux O, Svenson GJ (2017) Manual of praying mantis morphology, nomenclature, and practices (Insecta, Mantodea). ZooKeys 696: 1-100.