Ever wonder how to mount a moth?

Even if you never compiled a bug collection for a high school science class, you’ve no doubt seen mounted specimens of colorful butterflies, moths, beetles and other insects. Natural history museums are full of them.

But how do they mount those insects to make them last for centuries?

In this first episode of a California magazine series called Bugged, Peter Oboyski, collections manager at the UC Berkeley Essig Museum of Entomology, shows videographer Marica Petrey how to do it properly.

Episode 1 of Bugged