Entomology

INSECTIGATOR ALL LEVELS

  • Learn the difference between and insect and a bug
  • Identify insect parts and know why each is important
  • Find and examine bugs and insects in the field
  • Design your own insect or create a home for an insect

INSECTIGATOR RESOURCES

Printed Youth Materials:


ENTOMOLOGY 1 BEGINNER

  • Make an insect collection
  • Learn where to look for insects
  • Learn how to identify and classify insects

ENTOMOLOGY 1 RESOURCES

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ENTOMOLOGY 2 INTERMEDIATE

 

  • Complete an insect collection table
  • Plan an insect collection trip
  • Raise meal worms
  • Explore insect legs and collect insects with an extractor

ENTOMOLOGY 2 RESOURCES

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ENTOMOLOGY 3 ADVANCED

  • Test ant food preferences
  • Conduct honey bee learning experiments
  • Record insect observations
  • Identify insect mouth types

ENTOMOLOGY 3 RESOURCES

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ENTOMOLOGY RESOURCES - COUNTY AND STATE FAIR

The NEW 4-H Entomology Manual will soon be published and distributed in 2014. Until then, please rely upon the previous version for information, and use the corresponding order labels, linked below. If you choose instead to use the order labels from the current classification system, county and state fair judges will judge accordingly with no penalty. However, once the new manual is available, the old-version manual and labels will be deleted, and judging will be based only on the current classification system.

  • Previous Version 4-H Entomology Manual
  • Order Labels - Current Insect Classification System - MS Word PDF
  • Order Labels - Previous Version Insect Classification System - MS Word | PDF
  • Insect Specimen Labels for Entomology Collections - PDF
  • Sources of Entomology Equipment and Supplies - PDF | MS Word


Scoresheets and Judging Guides for Entomology