With the Victorian Naturalist's keen interest in the
world around them, the insects
certainly received their fair share of that attention. They were actively
collected and studied live, as well as prepared and mounted whole, or
dissections and partial mounts.
In addition to the more generalist professional
preparers, there were a number of
specialist mounters of insects, with F. (Frederic) Enock probably being the
Being fascinated with the natural world from an early
age, he began collecting specimens and mounting for his uncle E. Wheeler in 1870,
moving on to his own business by 1878, and continuing until 1915.
His whole insect mounts are
still considered to be among the finest preparations of their
kind ever produced.