Did you know that nearly three-fourths of all animals are insects? Because there are so many insects, they impact our daily lives in both good and bad ways. In this 4-H project you will learn about entomology – the study of insects. You will learn about the insect world by studying, collecting and identifying various insects. Discover how helpful and harmful insects live, multiply, and affect humans.
This project is easy to afford because insects are free or inexpensive at pet stores or scientific supply houses. Because of their size, insects can be easily housed in small containers for observation. Learn how to identify, classify, collect and preserve insects and other arthropods.
If you need any type of accommodation to participate in a program or have questions about the physical access provided for an event, please contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of registration for the event or at least two weeks prior to the program or event.
- Amateur Entomologists’ Society
- Entomological Society of America
- The National Invasive Species Information Center
- The National Pest Management Association
National 4-H Curriculum Resources
- Teaming with insects–leader’s guide
- Level 1 Teaming with Insects
- Level 2 Teaming with Insects
- Level 3 Teaming with Insects
Texas 4-H Roundup Entomology Identification Contest
National Beekeepers Essay Contest
District and Multi-District Entomology Judging Contests
Beekeeping Essay Contest