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1 Station 1 Note: There are no samples at this station. 1. True or False: Odonata use their superior flying abilities as a defense. 2. What do Orthopterans use for defense? A. Stink glands B. Eye spots C. Jumping ability D. None of the above ***3. What do most Hemipterans use for defense? Stink glands 4. True or False: Coleopterans use their superior flying abilities for defense. 5. What do Lepidopterans use for defense? A. Stink glands B. Eye spots C. Jumping ability D. All of the above

2 Station 2 Samples: spider, dragonfly, whirligig, bumble bee 1. True or False: All of these samples are arthropods. ***2. True or False: Insects, spiders, crustaceans, horseshoe crabs, and centipedes and millipedes are all arthropods. 3. True or False: All arthropods have an exoskeleton. 4. True or False: The exoskeleton stretches as the arthropod grows. 5. True or False: Sample #4 is an arthropod.

3 Sample: Carpenter Ant Station 3 1. What order does this insect belong to? hymenoptera 2. This insect is: A. Fire ant B. Velvet ant C. Carpenter Ant D. Carpenter Bee 3. Which of the following jobs does a worker ant perform? A. Builds and maintains the nest. B. Repels intruders. C. Tends to the eggs. D. All of the above. ***4. True or False: Carpenter ants eat wood. 5. True or False: Carpenter ants are the largest North American ants. 6. Where do most ants build their nests? In the ground 7. True or False: Ants undergo complete metamorphosis.

4 Station 4 Samples: Giant water bug, water strider, diving beetle 1. True or False: All of these insects belong to the same order. 2. True or False: All of these insects are aquatic. ***3. What is the common name for insect #1? A. Giant water bug B. Predacious diving beetle C. Water strider D. Water scorpion 4. What is the common name for insect #2? A. Giant water bug B. Predacious diving beetle C. Water strider D. Water scorpion 5. What is the common name for insect #3? A. Giant water bug B. Predacious diving beetle C. Water strider D. Water scorpion 6. True or False: Hemipterans undergo hemimetaboulous development.

5 Sample: Backswimmer Station 5 1. This insect belongs to the order: A. Homoptera B. Hemiptera C. Hymenoptera D. None of the above 2. True of False: This insect is considered a true bug. 3. This insect belongs to the following family: A. Water boatmen B. Water strider C. Waterscorpion D. Backswimmer 4. This insect might be confused with insects from which family? A. Water boatmen B. Water strider C. Waterscorpion D. Giant water bug 5. True or False: This insect swims on its back.

6 Sample: Grasshopper Instars Station 6 1. This sample shows the stages of what type of development? A. Complete metamorphosis B. Incomplete metamorphosis C. Ametabolous metamorphosis D. Parthogenesis 2. Name the four stages of complete metamorphosis. 1. Egg 2. Larvae 3. Pupa 4. Adult 3. The larvae of coleopterans are called grubs. 4. The larvae of most dipterans are called maggots. 5. True or False: The larvae of hymenopterans are called hellgrammites.

7 Station 7 Samples: cricket, grasshopper, walking stick, praying mantis 1. What order does insect #1 belong to? A. Hemiptera B. Mantodea C. Homoptera D. None of the above 2. True or False: Insect #1 and Insect #2 belong to the same order. 3. What order does insect #2 belong to? orthoptera 4. True or False: All of these insects belong to the same order. 5. What order does insect #4 belong to? A. Hemiptera B. Mantodea C. Homoptera D. None of the above

8 Sample: Yellow jacket Station 8 1. What order does this insect belong to? A. Hemiptera B. Odonata C. Hymenoptera D. Coleoptera 2. Which three common insects belong to the order hymenoptera? Ants, bees, wasps ***3. True or False: Most honey bees live in man made hives. 4. True or False: Bees are important pollinators. 5. True or False: Honey bees are the only social bees. 6. Worker honey bees communicate information about pollen and nectar to other members of their hive by: A. Singing B. Dancing C. Clapping D. None of the above

9 Station 9 Samples: Long-horned beetle, bess beetle ***1. What order do these insects belong to? coleoptera 2. The grooves or lines in the forewing of these insects are called: A. scutellum B. striae C. seta D. None of the above 3. True or False: These insects undergo complete metamorphosis. 4. True or False: These insects have chewing mouthparts. 5. True or False: A firefly would belong to this order. 6. True or False: A carrion beetle would belong to this order.

10 Sample: Mayfly Station Which minor order does this insect belong to? A. Megaloptera B. Ephemeroptera C. Mantodea D. Hemiptera 2. True or False: This insect is sometimes called a damselfly. 3. True or False: Females from this order live longer than males. ***4. This insect can be seen: A. Only in May. B. Only in June. C. In the spring. D. In the spring and in the summer. 5. True or False: If this insect is present near water you know that the water is relatively clean and unpolluted.

11 Station 11 Note: There are no samples at this station. 1. True or False: A Green Darner Dragonfly has short, bristle-like antennae. 2. True or False: A Black Swallowtail has knobbed antennae. 3. True or False: A Long Horned grasshopper has short threadlike antennae. ***4. True or False: Male mosquitoes have feathery antennae. 5. True or False: A cockroach has long, swept-back antennae.

12 Station 12 Samples: Mosquito, damselfly, dragonfly 1. Which order does insect #1 belong to? A. Hemiptera B. Diptera C. Hymenoptera D. Odonata 2. What order does insect #2 belong to? A. Diptera B. Homoptera C. Orthoptera D. Odonata 3. True or False: Insect #1 belongs to the same order as insect #2. 4. True or False: Insect #2 belongs to the same order as insect #3. 5. What is the common name for insect #1? mosquito

13 Sample: Cockroach Station This insect belongs to the order: A. Ephemeroptera B. Mantodea C. Megaloptera D. Blattodea 2. What is the common name of this insect? cockroach 3. True or False: This insect is one of the oldest types of winged insects. ***4. True or False: This insect emits an unpleasant odor. 5. True or False: Your mother would be happy to find this insect in your home.

14 Station 14 Samples: Ant, ichneumon wasp, yellow jacket 1. What is the common name for insect #1? A. Bee B. Ant C. Wasp D. Fly 2. Which order do these insects belong to? A. Hymenoptera B. Hemiptera C. Homoptera D. Coleoptera. 3. Ants are important because they: A. Aerate and fertilize soil. B. Pollinate flowers. C. Control insect populations. D. None of the above. ***4. What is the slender stalk of the abdomen called that is found on most members of this order? pedicel ***5. Which two members of this order do not sting? A. Sawflies and Horntails B. Sawflies and Vespids C. Horntails and Vespids D. All members of this order sting.

15 Sample: Monarch Station What order does this insect belong to? A. Lepidoptera B. Hymenoptera C. Odonata D. None of the above. 2. True or False: This insect undergoes complete metamorphosis. 3. What are the larvae of this insect called? caterpillars 4. What is the common name for this insect? A. Gypsy moth B. Tigermoth C. Monarch D. Blue Morpho ***5. Other butterfly families include: A. Gossamer-winged B. Brush-footed C. Swallowtails D. All of the above 6. True or False: The Viceroy is known to mimic this butterfly. 7. True or False: The colors and stripes on this butterfly tell other creatures that it tastes bad.

16 Station 16 Note: There are no samples at this station. ***1. What are the hardened or leathery forewings of beetles called? elytra 2. The shortened hindwings of a fly that function as a stabilizer in flight are called: A. Halteres B. Palpi C. Notum D. Elytrum 3. What is the triangular shaped sclerite located between the forewings on true bugs called? scutellum 4. The elongated tube-like mouthpart adapted in butterflies for consuming liquids is called the: A. Pronotum B. Proboscis C. Pedicel D. Prothorax 5. True or False: Simple eyes with a single lens that can detect varying degrees of light intensity are called compound eyes. 6. The slender stalk of the abdomen found on most member of the order Hymenoptera is called the: A. Proboscis B. Calypter C. Haltere D. Pedicel 7. What is the external, waterproof, protective body covering which houses and supports internal organs, muscles, and other tissues of an insect called? exoskeleton

17 Samples: Cicada, shield bug Station What is the common name for insect #1? A. cicada B. aphid C. shield bug D. butterfly 2. Which order does insect #1 belong to? A. Odonata B. Diptera C. Hemiptera D. Homoptera 3. What order does insect #2 belong to? hemiptera 4. What is the common name for insect #2? A. cicada B. aphid C. shield bug D. butterfly 5. True or False: Insect #2 has a prominent scutellum.

18 Station 18 Sample: Dragonfly 1. What order does this insect belong to? odonata 2. What is the common name of this insect? dragonfly 3. True or False: Dragonflies rest with their wings spread out flat and damselflies rest with their wings together over their backs. 4. The Green Darner : A. is one of the largest and fastest dragonflies. B. migrates north and south. C. has eyes that meet along the top of its head. D. All of the above. 5. True or False: Most dragonflies and damselflies have a prominent dark spot on their thorax. 6. True or False: Spread-winged damselflies hold their wings half spread over their body while at rest.

19 Station 19 Samples: Japanese beetle, chafer bug, lady bug 1. True or False: These insects all belong to the same order. 2. What is the common name for insect #1? Japanese beetle 3. What is the common name for insect #3? Lady bug 4. The hard or leathery forewings of these insects are called: A. Striae B. Eltyra C. Halteres D. None of the above 5. True or False: Beetles make up 40% of all insects.

20 Station 20 - The Final Showdown Note: There are no samples at this station. How are the following insect orders good or bad for the environment? 1. Odonata A. Eat blackflies and mosquitoes. B. Are important pollinators. C. Aerate and fertilize soil. D. Infest food, clothing, and carpet. 2. Orthoptera A. Locusts destroy crops. B. Damage greenhouse plants. C. Infest food, clothing, and carpet. D. Spread disease. 3. Hemiptera A. Eat insects regarded as pests. B. Are important pollinators. C. Aerate and fertilize soil. D. All of the above. 5. Diptera A. Spread disease. B. Damage greenhouse plants. C. Aerate and fertilize soil. D. None of the above. 6. Lepidoptera A. Important pollinators. B. Help control insect populations. C. Locusts destroy crops. D. Damage greenhouse plants. 7. Hymenoptera A. Help control insect populations. B. Aerate and fertilize soil. C. Important pollinators. D. All of the above. 4. Homoptera A. Damage greenhouse plants. B. Spread disease. C. Infest food, clothing, and carpet. D. None of the above.

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