What do you think would be better, the spade tip or the round tip (like you have) Showgard ones?
I am not sure, I like the round one but I never tried other . I suppose spade one should be flat thin as well and I guess they both should work just fine. Why don’t you order both they are inexpensive and you would pay only one shipping. I add here that they are very flexible and not much force has to be use to squeeze them, therefore less risk to damage the wing surface. Don’t order 6” it is too long and more difficult to manipulate around. I got many different forceps but I only use this.
I got a pair of showgard spade tipped forceps... I was able to bend the spades to meet fully with just my fingers... they don't require much pressure to close. It appears to be much better than my other insect forcepts. It looks like a winner! Thanks!