Section II: WRBU Sand Fly Mounting Protocol
When preparing a specimen for study, it is important that all relevant information be labeled on the slide so a taxonomist can make use of it while making a species determination.
1. Add locality labels first, consult collection data for all relevant information and compose label based on template shown here.
2. Collection Code, Country, Province, Latitude (DMS), Longitude (DMS), Collection Habitat, Date of Collection, Collector.
3. After the specimen has been identified by a taxonomist, add the determination label to the opposite side of the slide. Genus (SubG) species Author, year; Det. by: Last, First