2021 ASIW Day 3 – July 21

I was able to spend the entire day at Art and Science in the Woods on Wednesday (as well as Thursday and Friday). I was able to spend most of the day with the Young Naturalists class. They were most enthusiastic about the insects we encountered and had many questions.

Insect taxa encountered

As I have done for previous days, I provide a list of the families of insects we encountered. Most were located by the students, instructors, and teaching assistants. I tried to keep a running list of the families encountered. As with prior days, one of the teaching assistants recorded the data on paper as we walked along the trails at the Sun Foundation. Insects encountered are listed by order (in alphabetical order) and family (also by alphabetical order within each insect order). Links to more information will open in a new browser window/ tab.

We encountered 8 orders/ 46 families of insects during my time with this class. Well done!

Order Blattodea

Order Coleoptera (beetles)

Order Diptera (flies)

Order Hemiptera (true bugs)

Order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps)

Order Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths, and skippers)

Order Odonata

Order Orthoptera (grasshoppers and relatives)

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