Nr. 26

Insects Adv. (N-26)

Insekter II

The requirements for the Advanced Insects honor are as follows:

     

  1. Do one of the following:
    1. Make a collection of 50 species of insects, representing at least ten different orders. (No moths or butterflies and no carelessly mounted specimens will be acceptable.)
      1. Place one each specimen a label showing the locality where caught, the date caught, and the collector's name. Labels should not be larger than 1/4" x 3/4".
      2. Identify insects with common names on second labels to be mounted below the first.
      3. Arrange all specimens neatly in an insect box according to orders. Orders should be pinned to the box rather than attached to the individual insect pins.
    2. Make colored drawings or painting of 50 species of insects, representing at least ten different orders. Drawings or paintings need to be life size or larger, to show the details of small insects, and in natural coloring. Label drawings with common names.
    3. Take color pictures of 50 species of insects, representing at least ten different orders. All pictures should be close-ups and properly labelled, showing where photographed, the date photographed, and the common name.

     

  2. How do the special structures and habits of insects fit them so admirably for life?

     

  3. Tell the life cycle of four insects in four different families.

     

  4. Name two kinds of social insects. How do they differ from nonsocial insects?

     

  5. Name at least four insects that carry disease to man. Name at least one disease carried by each.

     

  6. Make one of the following:
    1. Aerial net
    2. Sweeping net
    3. Aquatic net

     

  7. Construct a trap for night-flying insects and use it.

     

  8. Do one of the following:
    1. Identify from pictures or from live insects one belonging in each of the following families:
      1. Aquatic
      2. Leaf mining
      3. Leaf rolling
      4. Wood boring
      5. Paper eating
      6. Parasites on the bodies of animals
    2. Describe the castes of termites and honey bees.
    3. Compare the degree of intelligence exhibited by a grasshopper, a beetle or butterfly, and an ant, bee, or wasp.
Skill Level 2