I'm a beginner, so I'm sorry if this is obvious: I was just reading a text which said
which, according to google, means "I took insects", which confused me at first because 取り is already a verb, isn't it? What would it mean if instead of that, the text had said
what role does the 取り verb play in the sentence if する is the main verb in the original?
虫取りましたis not correct. 「虫を取りました」 would be fine, though.