2021 ASIW Day 2 – July 20

I was only able to spend time with the morning class today (their focus was on the Monarch butterfly). Although my time at the Sun Foundation this day was limited, we managed to observe a number of insects.

Insect taxa encountered

As I did yesterday, the taxa we encountered are arranged alphabetically by order, then alphabetically by family within each order). This is what we observed. Links to more information will open in a new browser window/ tab.

All together, we encountered 7 orders / 29 families of insects in a few hours.

Order Coleoptera (beetles)

Order Diptera (flies)

Order Hemiptera (true bugs)

Order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps)

Order Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths, and skippers)

Order Mantodea

Order Odonata

Order Orthoptera (grasshoppers and relatives)

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