INSECT STUDY


REQUIREMENTS REVISED January 1, 2003
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  1. Tell how insects are different from all other animals. Show how insects are different from the differences among insects, centipedes, and spiders.
  2. Point out and name the main parts of an insect.
  3. Collect and mount 50 different species.* Include six orders and 18 families of insects. Label each with common and scientific names, where possible.
  4. Describe the things characteristics that distinguish each of the principal families and orders in your collection of insects.
  5. Show your collection.
  6. Compare the life histories of a butterfly and a grasshopper. Tell how they are different.
  7. Raise an insect through the complete metamorphosis from its larval stage to its adult stage (e.g. raise a butterfly or moth from a caterpillar a butterfly or moth from a caterpillar.
  8. Tell the things that make social insects different from solitary insects.
  9. Collect and watch Observe an ant colony or a beehive. Tell that you saw.
  10. From your collection, identify:
    1. Four species of insects helpful to humans. Tell how they are helpful.
    2. Six species of harmful insects harmful to humans. Tell how they can be controlled.
      Describe some general methods of insect control
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  11. Tell how insects fit in the food chains of other insects, fish, birds, and mammals.

    *Some insects are endangered species and are protected by federal or state law. Every species is found only in its own special type of habitat. Be sure to check natural resources authorities in advance to be make sure that anything you collect will not be collecting any species that is known to be is not protected or endangered, or in any habitat where collecting is prohibited.


BSA Advancement ID#: 65
Pamphlet Revision Date: 2002
Requirements last updated in 2003


Page updated on: April 16, 2012



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