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various specimens wanted

I am a collector in the UK, with limited specimens from USA, Canada and other areas, so It would be great if anyone on Bugguide could help me out by collecting some insects for me.
Insect specimens are very useful to me for their scientific value (with collection data)and also as subjects for my insect illustrations.

large Asilids (Robber-flies) seem to be very interesting to draw from, so I am particularly interested in any Asilids, especially bee/ wasp mimics.
I am also looking for large Tabanids, interesting Hymenopterans, including large sawflies, and some Coleoptera species.

if anyone is interested in UK specimens, then we could trade?
thanks for any help,


Have any Scoliids?
I study the aculeate Hymenoptera, especially the Scoliidae.

I collect some of the larger and showier beetles when I can.

not yet!
I have actually wanted members of Scoliidae for a long time now, they are really interesting.

if you wanted some aculeate Hymenoptera from teh UK i could probably trade some of those with you...?

I got a mess of Ensign coccids I'd be happy to send...
How do you want the specimens submitted? Any preservatives? Can I just put them in paper envelopes and ship in a box?

thanks for the help.
but i think i will pass on the Ensign coccids, as i do not really collect any true bugs really, also i am idealy looking for larger specimens, from around 15mm up, so that i can set them out and use them as drawing subjects if needed.
but thanks anyway! please let me know if you get anything else!

God luck
I hope that you get some contacts this way. Don't forget to place a link to your marvelous photos and art so people can see what you want the specimens for.

oh, forgot a link, but thanks for doing that, incase anyone is confused its at:

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