butterfly net

a conical net of fine mesh held open by a round rim to which a long handle is attached, used for collecting butterflies and other insects.


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To catch a good handful of jar flies, use a butterfly net or bare hands.
In this case, you can try using a butterfly net to catch one of the flies.
Non-flying poults may be captured by hand or in a hand-held butterfly net.
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