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Entomology Project

Insects! Bugs! Pollinators! Little critters like butterflies, spiders, bees, dragonflies and many others make up more than one-third of all organisms on earth. In this project, you'll identify insects around you and how they contribute to our world, do experiments, research and learn about careers in entomology.

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A brief interview between a graduate assistant and D2D Youth research team member about their collaboration on an investigation of monarch response to microclimate temperature variation on milkweed.

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Level 1: Beginning to learn about entomology

Learn the body parts of insects and what they do, pest management, why studying insects is important and solving crimes using insects!


Level 2: Some experience with entomology

Learn about how to collect insects, the amazing diversity of insect types, and gain a deeper appreciation for insects.


Level 3: Looking for a challenge

Learn about doing research and in-depth study of insects, the scientific method and record-keeping, invasive species and teaching others about entomology.

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To get involved with the 4-H Entomology Project, contact your county 4-H office.

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