Deluxe Insect & Butterfly Net
This is a great professional-quality butterfly net for practiced collectors as well as students! The soft collecting bag and extra-long handle make it suitable for catching the most delicate butterfly or other insect even at a distance. This net features a 13"-diameter, 30"-deep open-shaped net bag with muslin banding at the top, a rugged folding steel net ring, and a special aluminum handle that extends from 18" up to 40" long. The entire butterfly net folds and collapses to just 18" long and 5" wide to fit in any pack.
How to use: When trying to capture an individual butterfly with a net, move slowly until you are in range. Position the net under the insect, then swing it upward and turn the handle so that it flips over and the captured insect cannot escape. Bring the butterfly net down to the ground and raise the end of it so that the insect can fly to the closed top, making it easier to get into another container. Ages 12 and up.
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- Tuesday, May 14, 2013Nice for the PriceReviewed By: Beth W.
This is a decent net. I am an entomology student and my professional net broke, so I ordered this one because quick shipping was an option and I had to go on a trip. It's definitely decent, but nothing more. It would be perfect for kids, not great enough for everyday professional use though.
Things I was disappointed with: the telescoping is a bit jerky, and I was surprised to find that once extended, parts of the net were really dirty...sort of like a dusty grime. It was fine once I cleaned it, but didn't exactly seem new. Also, the bag portion seems unnecessarily long, which I find a bit aggravating. The material won't stand up to long seasons of bug hunting either, but is fine for a summer or two.
Things I like: shipping was nearly immediate, very happy with that! The net can fold up quickly and easily, making it easy to carry in a backpack. Really convenient.
All in all, I'd recommend for your kids or to have an extra net if you're in a squeeze. I won't be using it for everyday professional collecting, but am happy to have it around! Pleased.
- Friday, March 29, 2013Love This Butterfly Net!Reviewed By: Kim
I am so pleased with this net. The quality far exceeds what I thought it would be for the price. It has great features ie. the extendable handle, and the net opening is large. Then you can compact it for carrying in the field and storage. I would give it 10 stars if that were an option. Great product, outstanding quality!
- Friday, December 28, 2012More than pleasedReviewed By: Ron
Reading a description of a product online doesnít always match the experience of actually seeing and handling it. So when I read the features of this butterfly net for the price they were asking I was a bit skeptical. However, since the price was excellent and the reviews were good, I took a chance. Even though my order was placed during the holiday rush I received it pronto. My skepticism was misplaced; it was exactly as described and the quality exceeds those Iíve seen at twice the price. I am an avid amateur entomologist (fifty plus years of experience). One of the nagging problems has always being able to carry a net when I traveled because good ones were so big and little ones were no good. This net is wonderfully made and collapses to a manageable size. The depth of the net will make collecting all insects much easier. I wonít be able to try it for a while since NW Tennessee is experiencing winter, but I know that it will be more than adequate to do the job when spring arrives.
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012On time delivery & Quality netReviewed By: steph
I ordered this for a Christmas present for my husband who is interested in insect collection and study. The net arrived quickly and looks to be a good quality net. No loose parts or faulty connections on the handle or net part, and they screw securely together. My husband likes the net because it folds down so small and he can easily tuck it into a bag or pack if he goes on a hike. I'm in Tennessee, and it is December, so not much bug activity now, but will rate again in the spring when he's had a chance to try it out!
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012Great valueReviewed By: Paula
This net is very high quality. Shipping was super fast. My daughter was very impressed after having many other nets that just didn't stand up to regular use.Read More Reviews