The pooter is a classic piece of entomological equipment, enabling the capture of small or delicate invertebrates without the risk of damaging them or losing them in the undergrowth. It consists of a transparent plastic collecting jar with a lid containing two holes, one of which has a fine mesh covering. A short length of green tube is inserted into the meshed hole and is sucked by the user. The longer clear tube is inserted into the other hole and then the end of this longer piece is placed over the bug to be collected. When the green tube is sucked the bug is safely deposited into the collecting pot with no risk of being sucked up into the mouth. The tubing can be easily washed and disinfected between uses.