small ladybeetle Investigating Interesting Insect Information

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Begin by reviewing basic insect facts at Let's Talk About Insects.

What traits do all insects have in common?

 

1. How is a bumble bee different from a honey bee?

 

2. Many insects use camouflage. Name one of the laws of camouflage.

 

 

Evaluate. Which of these moths is better camouflaged?

A. hawkmoth
B. drbrown moth
C. white moth

3. What is your state's official insect? (Use your online research skills to find the answer.)

 

4. What is the third stage of the monarch butterfly's life cycle called?

 

What occurs during that stage?

 

The monarch butterfly's life cycle is an example of: simple metamorphosis or complete metamorphosis?

 

5. Examine the maps. When did the monarch butterflies arrive in your region in 2009?

 

Compare that date to the 2015 arrival in your area. Which was earlier?

 

Monarch butterflies migrate south each year. Where do the monarch butterflies living in your community go?r

 

6. How are plants important to butterflies?

 

 

7. Do bees communicate with each other? How?

 

Think about it. Do people communicate this way?

 

8. What is entomology?

 

 

9. Deserts are hot, dry and inhospitable. Name three insects that live in the desert.

 

 

10. How do beetles communicate with each other?
Helpful hint. Use the Find command to scan the text rather than read the whole page.
Go Edit ... Find. Enter the word "commun" and click Find. The text will be highlighted.

 

 

Which form(s) of beetle communication have you observed?

 

11. Insects are: vertebrates or invertebrates? (Look here, if you are not sure.)
Explain your choice.

Example - Birds have backbones. Animals with backbones are called vertebrates.
Birds are vertebrates.

 

 

12. How many species of Odonates can be found in your county?
Use the Checklists resource at OdonataCentral to ascertain the answer.

Tip: Click on the appropriate continent in the location tree to begin.
Work your way through the choices to reach your county.

Where would you go, in your county, to look for a species of Odonates?

 

13. Who can hold their breath longer, a cockroach or you? More about cockroaches.

 

14. Ticks can spread diseases to people. How can you protect yourself around ticks?

 

On to part 2


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