Entomology

Coach: Vivien Huang   Email: vyhuang@yahoo.com    Phone:

Assistant Coach: Jane Huang

Training Schedule: Every Other Friday 4:30-5:30pm   First day of training: 10/17/2014    No Class on 11/28, 12/26, 01/02/2015

Location: C 221

Student Roster


Hello, everyone, welcome to Entomology.

Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology. Yes, it is all about INSECTS ! :mrgreen:  Wish all of you have lots of fun here.

ENTOMOLOGY EVENT RULES:

  1. DESCRIPTION:
    1. Students will be asked to identify insects and selected immature insects by order and family, answer questions, about insects and use or construct a dichotomous key.
    2. A TEAM OF UP TO: 2.
    3. APPROXIMATE TIME: 50 minutes.
  2.  EVENT PARAMETERS:
    1. Each team may bring one 8.5” x 11” two-sided pages of information in any form from any source (e.g., notes, insect lists, etc.)
    2. and one commercially published resources that may be annotated, and tabbed (limit 3 words on tabs),
    3. and a hand lens or magnifying glass.
  3. THE COMPETITION:
    1.  Each team will be given an answer sheet on which they will record answers.
    2. 30 Orders and 100 Families
    3. The Taxonomic Scheme for the Official Insect List is based upon the Audubon Insect and Spider Field Guide.
    4. The Official Insect List is available at www.soinc.org under Event Information
    5. Insect specimens, or images (nymph or larva for selected orders and families) will be exhibited — usually as stations — so that students will be able to see pertinent features with the unaided eye or a hand lens. Dissecting microscopes will be provided as needed.
    6. Questions may ask to identify insects and selected immature forms by Order and and/family Family and common name
    7. Topics may include structure and function of internal and external anatomy, ecology, behavior, and history.
    8. For any individual specimens, questions may also be asked concerning the economic or health impact of the specimen upon the human race, beneficial and harmful properties of the insects.
    9. Process skills may include observations, inferences, data interpretation and diagram analysis.
    10. One of the stations may involve students using or formulating a simple dichotomous key to identify insects.
    11. No more than 50% of the competition will require providing the Order or Family names.
  4. SCORING:
    1. The team with the highest number of correct answers will determine the winner.
    2. Selected questions may be used as tiebreakers.