I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and I’m having a hard time coming up with a solution to my question, so I’d like to hear what the community has to say. If you have experience with pinning insects, or even if you don’t and you have thoughts about it, please answer this question to the best of your ability:
Why do you pin insects, and what does it mean to you/do for you? For me, the only good reason I can see to kill and pin an insect is if it’s an undescribed or rare species, and you want to look at it more carefully so you can do research on it. I know some people collect just for fun, but I really don’t see what fun there is in it.
Thanks for any information you can provide!
Edit: I don’t mean to insinuate that people collect because they like killing insects, if that’s how this came across I’m very sorry.