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Insect Unit Study

insectunitstudyWe are completing our study of mollusks today and are beginning our study of arthropods.  I’m quickly posting this to make it easier to access the links during our study.  This is only a portion of the study. I’ve almost completed the entire study.  I never knew how many bugs there are in this world.  Combined with our Sponges and Mollusks study and what I have posted here our study takes up 10 pages of a Word document.  The total length I currently have in the document is 38 pages and I expect it will be at least 5-10 more pages when I finish it.
Phylum Arthropoda
Read Introducing Arthropods pg 4-5 in Arthropods Animal Kingdom by Ruth Miller
Read Arthropod Features pg 6-7
Read Insects pg 8-13
Watch True Life Adventures Vol 4: Nature’s Half Acre  – observing nature in settings similar to your backyard
Class Insecta
1.      Order Anoplura  (sucking lice) (suborder of Phthiraptera) pg 1 from Colorado State University Extension http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Watch Head Lice in hair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4cg8vYk698
b.      Watch Head Lice up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-IH0NjaM0A
c.       Watch Getting Rid of head lice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQBfjWp_OW4
f.       Print off picture of head louse and label parts http://www.sflorg.com/technews/images/imtn110606_02_02.jpg
g.      Draw picture of head louse with classification and place in classification book
2.      Order Blattaria (cockroaches and woodroaches) pg 2 from http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Read Cockroach by Karen Hartley
b.      Watch Cockroaches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daYvNM2IuOg
c.       Watch Cockroach Infestation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcpRfsLlI2M
d.      Watch Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cs5FdxhtzE
e.       Explore the Virtual Roach http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/virtual-roach
g.      Draw picture of cockroach with classification and place in classification book.
3.      Order Coleoptera (beetles, weevils) pg 2 from http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Read the Life Cycle of the Beetle by Bobbie Kalman
b.      Family Meloidae (blister beetles)
                                                              i.      Read Blister Beetles http://bugguide.net/node/view/181
                                                            ii.      Watch Blister Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWmVyFAK3jk
                                                          iii.      Watch Blister Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uBgGrSEFlk
                                                          iv.      Watch Blister Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voXO2mARwII
                                                            v.      Draw picture of blister beetle with classification and place in classification book.
c.       Family Silphidae (carrion beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about Silphidae family http://www.bumblebee.org/invertebrates/ColeopteraG.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Looking for Carrion Beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75rJGLaSNk
                                                          iii.      Watch Carrion Beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxEw7nEGtRs
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of carrion beetle with classification and place in classification book.
d.      Family Cleridae (checkered beetles)
                                                              i.      Read Cleridae family http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/bspm/extension%20and%20outreach/Clerid%20Beetles.pdf
                                                            ii.      Watch Checkered Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-NYwif8qBM
                                                          iii.      Watch Checkered Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsXFzvn3e5E
                                                          iv.      Watch Checkered Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EjlfWKvBbQ
                                                            v.      Watch Checkered Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98q_GxGESvY
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of checkered beetle with classification and place in classification book.
e.       Family Tenebrionidae (darkling beetles)ladybugs
                                                              i.      Read about Darkling Beetles http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_beetles/Tenebrionidae.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Darkling Beetle Life Cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ox2x4awNXk&NR=1
                                                          iii.      Watch Darkling Beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxTg5WVEvfU
                                                          iv.      Watch Darkling Beetles to music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fImi66-Wy4c
                                                            v.      Watch Darkling Beetle at White Sands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_bcAGgpCvc
                                                          vi.      Watch Darkling Beetle eating a bee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbTaE5waGX4
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of darkling beetle with classification and place in classification book.
f.       Family Lampyriae (fireflies)
                                                              i.      Read Fireflies by Sally M. Walker  and explore about fireflies here http://www.firefly.org/
                                                            ii.      Watch Fireflies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50ZxxyZPaI0
                                                          iii.      Watch Fireflies in woods http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKbR2_FWxg4
                                                          iv.      Watch Fireflies mating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wdfASJdcWI
                                                            v.      Watch Spider eat a firefly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxhOu2v048
                                                          vi.      Watch firefly on finger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZSMZWr1i8
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of firefly with classification and place in classification book.
g.      Family Carabidae (ground beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about ground beetles http://insects.oeb.harvard.edu/boston_islands/bugmonth/0808_euro_grd_beetle.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch ground beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE05MV7jZ_E
                                                          iii.      Watch ground beetle in dirt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKDt4o-dMf8
                                                          iv.      Watch ground beetle on wall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIzGBTHz23Y
                                                            v.      Watch ground beetle climbing a wall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBRBP_XUank
                                                          vi.      Watch ground beetle mouthparts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqXAN6XRsV8
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of ground beetle with classification and place in classification book
h.      Family Coccinellidae (lady beetles)
                                                              i.      Read Face to Face with the Ladybug by Valerie Tracqui
                                                            ii.      Watch Ladybug eat an aphid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3p4tCDJLuA
                                                          iii.      Watch Ladybugs attach aphids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXKMpErTDUI
                                                          iv.      Watch birth of a ladybug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daOBpw4-jXA
                                                            v.      Watch ladybug laying eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC9-spPaY40&NR=1
                                                          vi.      Capture ladybugs to observe.  Catch aphids for them to eat.  Reference Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method on how to attract ladybugs and find aphids.
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of ladybugs with classification and place in classification book.
i.        Family Staphylinidae (rove beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about Rove Beetles http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/kyf404.html
                                                            ii.      Watch Rove Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3IsCKBe40
                                                          iii.      Watch Rove Beetles on rotting fruit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsAIGi6BLdE
                                                          iv.      Watch Rove Beetle defensive behaviour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8olofAEwldc
                                                            v.      Watch Rove Beetle fold it’s wings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJbwbeHx8Lg
                                                          vi.      Watch Rove Beetle eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-GexY2QSI
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of rove beetle with classification and place in classification book.
j.        Family Scarabaeidae (scarab beetles including rose chafer)
                                                              i.      Read about Scarab beetles http://www.naturalworlds.org/scarabaeidae/
                                                            ii.      Watch dung beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1RHmSm36aE
                                                          iii.      Watch long armed scarab beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX8s576LR_8
                                                          iv.      Watch dung beetle in hand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsYvdgfipUY
                                                            v.      Watch scarab beetle walking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHEV7HcTZf8
                                                          vi.      Watch rainbow scarab beetles at work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmCxGeQnZLo
                                                        vii.      Watch scarab beetle up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKMJlpuN6w
                                                      viii.      Draw picture of scarab beetle with classification and place in classification book.
k.      Family Cantharidae (soldier beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about soldier beetles http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/beetles/soldier/soldier.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch soldier beetle on blade of grass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6bqcytf8A
                                                          iii.      Watch common red soldier beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBJaU9K7T88
                                                          iv.      Watch Goldenrod Soldier Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeSqOqcQr0
                                                            v.      Watch Soldier Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsXPNf0vhI
                                                          vi.      Watch soldier beetle on flowers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-P3WCCnJ0M
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of soldier beetle with classification and place in classification book.
l.        Family Cicindelidae (tiger beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about Tiger Beetles http://www.earthlife.net/insects/cicindel.html
                                                            ii.      Watch Tiger Beetle hunt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf2w3gujjKE
                                                          iii.      Watch tiger beetle on beach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZzq8WnS7HE
                                                          iv.      Watch tiger beetle larvae digging a burrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxbgysrO_74
                                                            v.      Watch Salt Creek Tiger Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WziYfuqPm_0
                                                          vi.      Watch Tiger Beetle presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FKAFFENNfw
                                                        vii.      Watch Tiger Beetle hunting a cricket http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iFqvPc08bs
                                                      viii.      Watch Six Spotted Tiger Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMbbeISj7DU
                                                          ix.      Watch Tiger Beetle in Italy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36KgUBARDF4
                                                            x.      Draw picture of tiger beetle with classification and place in classification book.
m.    Family Scolytidae (bark and ambrosia beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about bark beetles http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/63815
                                                            ii.      Watch pine bark beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabhFPFcNks
                                                          iii.      Watch short bark beetle documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGZgaIDtEo8
                                                          iv.      Watch short mountain pine beetle documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXzX9l7vJXA
                                                            v.      Watch mountain pine beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miYFkMvzT0o
                                                          vi.      Watch Ambrosia beetle up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itB0ld0oFoA
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of bark beetle with classification and place in classification book
n.      Family Dermestidae (carpet beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about carpet beetles http://pestcontrolcanada.com/INSECTS/Stored%20food%20and%20fabric%20pests/carpet_beetles.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch varied carpet beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymZgnJ_fdGY
                                                          iii.      Watch carpet beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KIFYNjoTgI
                                                          iv.      Watch how to get rid of carpet beetles http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-get-rid-of-carpet-beetles
                                                            v.      Draw picture of carpet beetle with classification and place in classification book.
o.      Family Elateridae (click beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about Click Beetles http://elateridae.co.uk/
                                                            ii.      Watch Big Eyed Click Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6AKFA77oM
                                                          iii.      Watch Click Beetle up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDsAQkyoyU
                                                          iv.      Watch Click Beetle mechanism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Phip5U-Wo
                                                            v.      Watch Click Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH4roWTUMoA
                                                          vi.      Watch wireworm in field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9DNrnqAyE
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of click beetle with classification and place in classification book.
p.      Family Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about leaf beetles http://www.canadanursery.com/Storage/26/1961_Chapter_4.6_Leaf_Beetles.pdf
                                                            ii.      Watch Dogbane Leaf Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlYMriuF4Pg
                                                          iii.      Watch Leaf Beetle Larvae eating a leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrzP5sbzEl8
                                                          iv.      Watch Leaf Beetle laying eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVCawjBjLWc
                                                            v.      Watch Ragweed Leaf Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxYO9qG1kkA
                                                          vi.      Watch Swamp Milkweed with Leaf Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx-OgUVao20
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of leaf beetle with classification and place in classification book.
q.      Family Cerambycidae (longhorned beetles or roundheaded borers)
                                                              i.      Watch Asian Longhorn Beetle in Japan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDNV2YC620o
                                                            ii.      Watch Asian Longhorn Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW6cIzybDgU
                                                          iii.      Watch tree vaccination against Longhorn Beetles
                                                          iv.      Watch chirping longhorn beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyUJTqhYB1w
                                                            v.      Watch longhorn beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r2RapEpOR4
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of longhorn beetle with classification and place in classification book.
r.        Family Buprestidae (metallic wood beetles or flatheaded borers)
                                                              i.      Read about Metallic Wood Boring Beetles http://canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca/english/species/insects/insectpages/buprestidae.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Metallic Wood Boring Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gah5W5CKt6M
                                                          iii.      Watch Metallic Wood Boring Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIQTxMJQzxs
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of Metallic Wood Boring Beetle with classification and place in classification book.
s.       Family Nitidulidae (sap beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about sap beetles http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2047.html
                                                            ii.      Watch Four Spotted Sap Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoSdvX4ClY
                                                          iii.      Watch sap beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW3WFxlLfo4and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwBaUAtls4kand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al3THnuUnoM
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of sap beetle with classification and place in classification book.
t.        Family Bruchidae (seed beetles)
                                                              i.      Read about Bruchidae beetles http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/Q2585E/Q2585E03.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch seed beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxq3kzt7MLA
                                                          iii.      Draw picture of seed beetles with classification and place in classification book.
u.      Family Curculionidae (weevils)
                                                              i.      Read about weevils http://www.mansonpublishing.com/sample/alford_fruit_sample.pdf
                                                            ii.      Watch Giraffe Necked Weevil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN-WjdA6uUo
                                                          iii.      Watch Palmetto Weevil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjFmXXRlGgand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWltkUZgZPc
                                                          iv.      Watch Milfoil Weevils introduced to lake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ52BZZvywI
                                                            v.      Watch Melaleuca Weevils in Everglades http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/weevils.html
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of weevil with classification and place in classification book.
v.      Family Dytiscidae (diving beetles)
                                                              i.      Read Diving Beetles Underwater Insect Predators by Sandra Markle
                                                            ii.      Watch Diving Beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2cccVl-Atc
                                                          iii.      Watch Diving Beetle up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFIMulq-aQ
                                                          iv.      Watch flying diving beetle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktYfa8X9Foc
                                                            v.      Watch diving beetle swimming http://vimeo.com/3759697
                                                          vi.      Watch diving beetle larvae catching a tadpole http://www.arkive.org/great-diving-beetle/dytiscus-marginalis/video-08b.html
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of diving beetle with classification and place in classification book.
w.    Catch 5 different beetles and identify them.
4.      Order Collembola (springtails) pg 4 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Read about springtails http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05602.html
b.      Watch springtails http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpg_BYuu_h0
d.      Search for springtails in the yard.
e.       Draw picture of springtails with classification and place in classification book.
5.      Order Dermaptera (earwigs)
d.      Watch earwig and Venus Fly Trap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb3YGrv4EJ4
e.       Watch how to get rid of earwigs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwfdUkIY7o
f.       Place wet newspaper outside overnight and observe the next day if any earwigs are underneath.
g.      Draw a picture of earwigs with classification and place in classification book.
6.      Order Diptera (flies, gnats, midges, mosquitoes) pg 5-6 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Read Flies by Norma Dixon
b.      Read Flies by Shane McEvey
c.       Family Bombyliidae (bee flies)
                                                              i.      Read about Bee Flies http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_bee.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch bee flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVkPmrWxXsQ
                                                          iii.      Watch bee flies in Japan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tykJZj4ovY
                                                          iv.      Watch dwarf bee fly on leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJQR2XanscY
                                                            v.      Watch bee fly on clover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Them-3Fi_c
                                                          vi.      Draw a picture of a bee fly with classification and place in classification book.
d.      Family Tipulidae (crane flies)
                                                              i.      Read about crane flies http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th6g.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch crane fly up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgQmdp0YUBc
                                                          iii.      Watch giant western crane fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnYXEAy-BM0
                                                          iv.      Watch crane fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV64A0mjnUY
                                                            v.      Watch crane flies mating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWsSp-sU48s
                                                          vi.      Watch mating crane flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws4076zPi_4&NR=1
                                                        vii.      Watch crane flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWwGBJ53HRI&NR=1
                                                      viii.      Try to find a crane fly at night by attacking it with light.
                                                          ix.      Draw a picture of a crane fly with classification and place in classification book.
e.       Family Cecidomyiidae (gall gnats/midges)
                                                              i.      Read about gall midges http://bugguide.net/node/view/8383
                                                            ii.      Watch gallmidge larvae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzJLNR5C6oU
                                                          iii.      Watch spruce gall midge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQOrJ1JAee4
                                                          iv.      Watch gall midge on monitor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ATN5Ozs2g
                                                            v.      Watch gall midge emergence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6qFTZSyGfQ
                                                          vi.      Draw a picture of gall midge with classification and place in classification book.
f.       Family Asilidae (robber flies)
                                                              i.      Read about robber flies http://www.windsofkansas.com/Basilidae/asilid.html
                                                            ii.      Watch robber flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImbYJKviKYg
                                                          iii.      Watch bee killer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx-1HLyAc7Q
                                                          iv.      Watch robber fly feeding on spider wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2hTf1LvLo
                                                            v.      Watch robber flies mating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__D6lSdJ90g
                                                          vi.      Watch robber fly eating a butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7w3ypbQPM
                                                        vii.      Watch robber fly flying around and coming back
                                                      viii.      Draw picture of robber fly with classification and place in classification book.
g.      Family Syrphidae (syrphid or flower flies)
                                                              i.      Read about hoverflies http://www.gardensafari.net/english/hoverflies.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch hoverfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bK9we_Weo8
                                                          iii.      Watch hoverfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOfKWn22eTY
                                                          iv.      Watch hoverfly grooming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lAzYCfBRzs
                                                            v.      Watch drone fly on dandylion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkZ7pN6AJ1Q
                                                          vi.      Watch hoverfly eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2-HXKKKccQ
                                                        vii.      Watch drone fly on blossom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eru9wA49D3Q
                                                      viii.      Draw picture of hoverfly with classification and place in classification book.
h.      Family Tachinidae (tachinid flies)
                                                              i.      Read about Tachinid flies http://www.cirrusimage.com/Flies_Tachinid.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Tachinid flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5llTAwSVyeA
                                                          iii.      Watch Tachinid fly grooming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R28xdJF0fhg
                                                          iv.      Watch Tachinid fly on flower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LoeDwjOjEk
                                                            v.      Watch Tachinid fly on grass blade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG9962_1a9M
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of tachinid fly with classification and place in classification book.
i.        Family Anthomyiids (cabbage, onion, and seed core maggots, beet leaf miner)
                                          i.    Read about Anthomyiidae family Anthomyiids  http://www.tuin-thijs.com/vliegen-bloemvliegen-engels.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Anthomyiidae fly up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgO-KAqwNUQ
                                        iii.    Watch mating dance of Anthomyiidae flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS5X0Zrus-g
                                        iv.    Watch onion maggots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPXp8oypbbM
                                                            v.      Draw picture of Anthomyiidae fly with classification and place in classification book.
j.        Family Certopogonidae (biting midges)
                                          i.    Read about biting midges http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/aquatic/biting_midges.htm
                                         ii.    Watch midges in Scotland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNZrUMBBrYE
                                        iii.    Watch midges problems and solutions in Scotland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MhOtMJQpMY
                                        iv.    Watch Scottish midge forecast forecast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N09X8JGnivc
                                         v.    Draw picture of biting midges with classification and place in classification book.
k.      Family Simuliidae (black flies)
                                          i.    Read about black flies http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/ccn/info/Science/SWCS/ZOOBENTH/BENTHOS/xvi.html
                                         ii.    Watch blackfly song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo
                                                          iii.      Watch blackflies in NW Territory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPi9PD-pj-Q
                                                          iv.      Watch blackflies in Quebec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5AuCLomXU4
                                                            v.      Watch blackfly moose attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAd_JIFzceo
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of black fly with classification and place in classification book.
l.        Family Calliphoridae (blow flies)
                                                              i.      Read about blow flies http://www.abellpestcontrol.com/pests/blow-fly
                                                            ii.      Watch blow fly on blossom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz5iKtHnreo
                                                          iii.      Watch blow fly laying eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrP5a3GELpc
                                                          iv.      Watch blow flies inject eggs into a dead squirrel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AULYfKQJ-Zs
                                                            v.      Watch blow fly maggots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_arJNxbMzk
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of blow fly with classification and place in classification book.
m.    Family Tephritidae (fruit flies)
                                                              i.      Read about fruit flies http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef621.asp
                                                            ii.      Watch fruit fly up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv4yBsuaDe0
                                                          iii.      Watch fruit flies fighting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJaDoTigvEI
                                                          iv.      Watch fruit fly larvae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2RVPCrjsxU
                                                            v.      Watch fruit fly feeding to rankins dragons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaPkOoSUm4
                                                          vi.      Make a fruit fly trap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcBNp8ZUxWAand observe fruit flies and larvae.
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of fruit fly with classification and place in classification book.
n.      Family Tabanidae (horse and deer flies)
                                                              i.      Read about horse flies http://www.cbwinfo.com/Biological/Vectors/Tabanidae.html
                                                            ii.      Watch horse fly up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lywhd0qOM84
                                                          iii.      Watch horsefly walking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqWamQBMEJ8
                                                          iv.      Watch horsefly biting and sucking blood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIIj3HSVXb4
                                                            v.      Draw picture of horse fly with classification and place in classification book.
o.      Family Hippoboscidae (horse bot flies)
                                          i.    Read about Horse Bots http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ansci/horse/eb55-3.htm#horse
                                         ii.    Watch Hippoboscidae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_QMfnWu9IE
                                        iii.    Watch how to remove bot eggs from horses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCvM1891LEk
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of hippoboscidae with classification and place in classification book.
p.      Family Agromyzidae (leafminer flies)
                                                              i.      Read about leaf miner flies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agromyzidae
                                                            ii.      Watch leaf miner flies from larvae to adult http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XByLGqugmmw
                                                          iii.      Watch leaf miner damage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO0hUIZzEE0
                                                          iv.      Watch leaf miners and plants http://www.podcast.tv/video-episodes/floricast-leafminers-13684808.html
                                                            v.      Draw picture of leaf miner flies with classification and place in classification book.
q.      Family Culicicae (mosquitoes)
                                                              i.      Read Mosquitoes:  Tiny Insect Troublemakers by Sandra Markle
                                                            ii.      Read The Life Cycle of a Mosquito by Bobbie Kalman
                                                          iii.      Watch Mosquito Life Cycle http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28333-discover-magazine-mosquito-life-cycle-video.htm
                                                          iv.      Watch mosquito bites http://videos.howstuffworks.com/animal-planet/28595-whats-to-love-mosquito-bite-video.htm
                                                            v.      Watch mosquito control http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28298-dirty-job-mosquito-control-video.htm
                                                          vi.      Watch mosquito mission http://www.metacafe.com/watch/6512010/mosquito_mission_cbn_com/
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of mosquito with classification and place in classification book.
r.        Family Muscidae – Muscids (house flies)
                                                              i.      Read about house flies http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/houseflies.html
                                                            ii.      Watch house fly up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnmhYD5UadE
                                                          iii.      Watch house fly to adult timelapse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3_658mAMsw
                                                          iv.      Watch housefly emerging from pupae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gDQDCh5gCY
                                                            v.      Watch birth of housefly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3njusp5y_I
                                                          vi.      Watch housefly eating sugar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1bi-8uRCaU
                                                        vii.      Watch Muscidae defecate on a leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeO74sNaI2U
                                                      viii.      Draw picture of house fly with classification and place in classification book.
s.       Family Psychodidae (sand flies, no-see-ums)
                                          i.    Read about Psychodidae moth flies http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef615.asp
                                                            ii.      Read about Psychodidae sand flies http://www.phsource.us/PH/ME/Insecta/Diptera/Psychodidae/index.htm
                                        iii.    Watch moth flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv23Bosb1TA
                                                          iv.      Watch sand flies outside of tent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcqtZYmetTg
                                                            v.      Watch sand flies on seaweed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00W51CjdAcQ
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of sand flies with classification and place in classification book.
t.        Family Drosophilidae (vinegar flies)
                                                              i.      Read about vinegar flies http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/vinegar-flies
                                                            ii.      Watch Drosophilidae fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCDHKXscdMk
                                                          iii.      Watch vinegar fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHcRQbXYd70
                                                          iv.      Watch flying drosophila http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8o1_rWKHds
                                                            v.      Watch Drosophila flies on banana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEp5_h0rv68
                                                          vi.      Watch Drosophila embryo development http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb6TJzTLg_E
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of vinegar fly with classification and place in classification book.
u.      Collect any dead flies around the house/yard and identify them.

  1. Order Ephemeroptera (mayflies)
    1. Read pg 6 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
    2. Watch The Giant Mayfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7dB51cfxek
    3. Watch Mayfly life cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBHBfck67D8
    4. Watch Mayfly swarming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxMx3QFK7X8
    5. Draw picture of mayfly with classification and place in classification book.
  1. Order Hemiptera (plant bugs, squash bugs, stink bugs) pg7-8
    1. Family Phymatidae (ambush bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about Ambush Bugs http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/Galveston/beneficials/beneficial-10_jagged_ambush_bug_%28Phymata_sp.%29.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Day in the life of an ambush bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezDOrId-Tq4
                                                          iii.      Watch Ambush bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfGMzQ8S4SM
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of ambush bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Reduvlidae (assassin bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about Assassin bugs http://insects.about.com/od/truebugs/p/assassinbugs.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Assassin bug and bat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmV6TjVNZGM
                                                          iii.      Watch Assassin bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0NYdQ3gEwo
                                                          iv.      Watch Assassin bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzWoUfnCIw
                                                            v.      Watch Assassin bug on wall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jgfs_70i24
                                                          vi.      Watch Assassin bug and ant http://www.arkive.org/feather-legged-assassin-bug/ptilocnemus-lemur/video-00.html
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of assassin bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Coreidae (coreids, squash bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about Coreidaes http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_bugs/Coreidae.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Coreidae bugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igNaX8B5BZo
                                                          iii.      Watch squash bugs control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMDcGDQOTY
                                                          iv.      Watch young squash bugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWC5LlI-skw
                                                            v.      Watch praying mantis eat squash bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J94e8LBvXQ
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of squash bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Nabidae (damsel bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about damsel bugs http://www.austinbug.com/nabidae.html
                                                            ii.      Watch damsel bug on leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK6DzHyYNgE
                                                          iii.      Watch damsel bug on finger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dfxB4BsDk
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of damsel bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Antocoridae (flower or minute pirate bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about pirate bugs http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/264Insecta.Hemiptera.Anthocoridae.pdf
                                                            ii.      Watch Antocoridae bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woemz__yTQU
                                                          iii.      Watch miniature pirate bugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orvvxkbz8rE
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of pirate bugs with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Miridae (leaf or plant bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about Miridae bugs http://www.cirrusimage.com/bugs_plant.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch Plant Bug on leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9FwZ0l0bmw
                                                          iii.      Watch red plant bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPus1pLwEE
                                                          iv.      Watch black Miridae on plant stem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kpcn7oVXg0
                                                            v.      Watch four-lined plant bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLlCiBa2wA&NR=1
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of plant bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Pentatomidae (stink bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about stink bugs http://www.cirrusimage.com/bugs_stink.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch stink bugs epidemic http://news.discovery.com/videos/animals-stink-bugs-invade-homes-damage-crops.html
                                                          iii.      Watch stink bugs in home http://abcnews.go.com/Business/ConsumerNews/stink-bugs-invade-homes-insect-pest-present-33/story?id=13379499
                                                          iv.      Watch stink bug up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIp5i8xovY
                                                            v.      Draw picture of stink bug with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Lygaeidae (chinch and lygus bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about Lygaeidae bugs http://insects.oeb.harvard.edu/Caribbean/Field%20guides/FieldGuidesDone/Hemiptera/pdfs/Lygaeidae.pdf
                                                            ii.      Watch large milkweed bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhKgQ3cfzc
                                                          iii.      Watch chinch bugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRtKrWd5Vbk
                                                          iv.      Watch chinch bug strategies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YluseWV7EQ
                                                            v.      Draw picture of chinch bugs with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Tingidae (lace bugs)
                                                              i.      Read about lace bugs http://www.austinbug.com/tingidae.html
                                                            ii.      Watch lace bug up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9U9f9_HyM4
                                                          iii.      Watch lace bugs infestation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwe3Ed0q99A
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of lace bugs with classification and place in classification book.
  1. Order Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, leafhoppers, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies) read pg 8-9
    1. Family Phylloxeridae (adelgids)
                                                              i.      Read about Cooly Spruce Gall Adelids http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1198183048120&lang=eng5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch Cooly Gall Adelgid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcozNx_ltM4 min
                                                          iii.      Watch life stages Hemlock Woolly Agelgid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e59aNp5lCSA5 min
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of agelids with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Aphididae (aphids)
                                                              i.      Read about aphids http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/ig/12-Worst-Veggie-Garden-Pests/Aphids.htm5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch aphid cloning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7eRGHVx3p05 min
                                                          iii.      Watch crazy ant farmers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43id_NRajDo1 min
                                                          iv.      Watch parasitic wasps and aphids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLtUk-W5Gpk2 min
                                                            v.      Watch ladybug eating aphid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3p4tCDJLuA1 min
                                                          vi.      Draw picture of aphid with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Diaspididae (armoured scales)
                                                              i.      Read about armoured scale insects http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/bugs/diaspididae/index.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch scale insect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AMc_7cpNXE
                                                          iii.      Draw picture of armoured scale insect with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Cicadidae (cicadas)
                                                              i.      Read about cicadas http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/cicada/5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch cicadas life cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiWy2nT7U5 min
                                                          iii.      Watch cicada invasion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlIeUmqrpk2 min
                                                          iv.      Watch cicada emergence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh3Gk1vweDI4 min
                                                            v.      Draw picture of cicada with classification and place in classification book
    1. Family Cicadellidae (leafhoppers)
                                                              i.      Read about leafhoppers http://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/leaf-insect-info.htm4 min
                                                            ii.      Watch a leaf hopper nymph http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un5CsBvUhGQ3 min
                                                          iii.      Watch red banded leaf hopper walking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ro624bEZP02 min
                                                          iv.      Watch leaf hopper squirting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9sBr1ORrgw1 min
                                                            v.      Watch red-banded leafhoppers eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EvJ5GyO34I1 min
                                                          vi.      Watch sharp shooter on catnip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMiDRDdNXbY1 min
                                                        vii.      Draw picture of leafhopper with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Pseudococcidae (mealybugs)
                                                              i.      Read about mealybugs http://www.firstrays.com/mealybugs.htm5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch grape mealybug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdgbKh46kPI1 min
                                                          iii.      Watch mealybugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQo6KmbGJrc2 min
                                                          iv.      Draw picture of mealybugs with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Fulgoroidea (planthoppers superfamily)
                                                              i.      Read about planthoppers http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/Web/187Planthopper.pdf7 min
                                                            ii.      Watch citrus flatid planthopper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjIxhhobRB81 min
                                                          iii.      Watch planthopper damage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq44Lgq1_Lw3 min
                                                          iv.      Watch planthopper Philippines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSuNU5laK7w1 min
                                                            v.      Draw picture of planthopper with classification and place in classification book.
    1. Family Psyllidae (Psyllids – many gall insects)
                                                              i.      Read about Psyllids http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_softbugs/LerpsInsects.htm5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch Psyllids on sugarberry leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OUFwzGDg05 min
                                                          iii.      Watch Dancing Asian Citrus Psyllids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMu8n1_8Ozg4 min
                                                          iv.      Watch Asian Citrus Psyllid damage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr54etvIPP03 min
    1. Family Coccidae (soft scale)
                                                              i.      Read about coccidae http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_softbugs/ScaleInsect.htm5 min
                                                            ii.      Watch soft scaled coccidae on ash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGfYZIQmHIk1 min
                                                          iii.      Watch soft scale on basswood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8tCQ8FXM41 min
                                                          iv.      Watch soft scale insect removed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59MJDxnUrdA1 min
                                                            v.      Watch cottony scale insect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UMBX83zjzA1 min
    1. Family Cercopidae (spittlebugs)
                                                              i.      Read about spittlebugs http://crawford.tardigrade.net/bugs/BugofMonth21.html6 min
                                                            ii.      Watch spittlebugs making spittle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Gh5dXtpBE1 min
                                                          iii.      Watch spittlebugs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXFU22e-fBM4 min
    1. Family Membracidae (treehoppers)
                                                              i.      Read about tree hoppers min
                                                            ii.      Watch tree hoppers of Cosa Rica http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUkPf1Bwsc2 min
                                                          iii.      Watch Acacia horned treehopper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhQzNjkDwlA1 min
                                                          iv.      Watch tree hoppers adults and nymphs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sUhRRVSwc1 min
                                                            v.      Watch treehopper taking flight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4sHQ4w30oY1 min
                                                          vi.      Watch ants tending treehopper nymphs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGqwmkMOZdQ1 min
    1. Family Aleyrodidae (whiteflies)
                                                              i.      Read about whiteflies http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortanswers/detailproblem.cfm?PathogenID=1625 min
                                                            ii.      Watch close up of whiteflies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdn8S81VKA1 min
                                                          iii.      Watch white flies and sooty mold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=303XKcnefEY5 min
                                                          iv.      Watch whitefly trap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZjiBsgsVdA1 min
                                                            v.      Controling white flies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIf7CHDY8Us3 min
  1. Order Hymenoptera (ants, bees, horntails, sawflies, wasps) read pg 9-11 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
    1. Suborder Symphyta (sawflies horntails – have junction between thorax and abdomen)
                                                              i.      Family Diprionidae (conifer sawflies)
1.      Information about conifer sawflies http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in592
2.      Watch info about conifer sawflies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEWrgQrw_KQ
3.      Watch pine sawfly larve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eOwLVTDSSc
4.      Watch pine sawfly larve up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMhRd7RjXSQ
                                                            ii.      Family Tenthredinidae (common sawflies)
2.      Watch sawfly larve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_IucW014L4
3.      Watch sawfly larve on leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joxNQrfIPOI
4.      Watch sawfly drinking dew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hT4Al63Irg
5.      Watch sawfly eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrQhCZZzRe4
                                                          iii.      Family Cephidae (stem sawflies)
1.      Read about wheat stem sawflies http://entomology.montana.edu/sawfly/
2.      Watch about wheat stem sawfly infestation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFpiKCGzlWY
                                                          iv.      Family Siricidae (horntails – larvae are wood borers)
2.      Watch wood wasp emerging http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZUKVb_KqTA
3.      Watch giant wood wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJArsRpNHyA
    1. Suborder Apocrita (ants, bees, wasps – have narrow junction between thorax and abdomen)
1.      Family Ichneumonidae (parasitic wasps of other holometabolous insects)
2.      Read about Ichneumonidae http://bugguide.net/node/view/150
3.      Watch Giant Wasp removing ovipositor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVebxrfHfZQ
4.      Watch Ichneumon Wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLvuevf__Ok
5.      Watch Ichneumon Wasp Grooming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz-sRDzGLT4
                                                            ii.      Family Braconidae (parasitic wasps of lepidopterous larvae)
2.      Watch Horned Worm vs. Braconid wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qktm1bvF6NI
3.      Watch Braconid wasps emerge from cocoon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzWBEAhAY84 min
                                                          iii.      Family Encyrtidae (parasitic wasps of aphids)
2.      Watch tiny Encrytid wasp emerge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2MWYfWFhvI2 min
3.      Watch  another Encrytid wasp emerge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rpHjgyXSmk1 min
                                                          iv.      Family Eulophidae (parasitic wasps of beetles, moths)
1.      Read about Erythnia Gall wasps http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/pi/ppc/npa-1/npa05-03-EGW.pdf
2.      Watch Erythinia wasp dragging spider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYSGntzYXaw
3.      Watch video of Eulophidae wasp http://cels.uri.edu/pls/biocontrol/videos/final_4_big.html
                                                            v.      Family Trichogrammatidae (egg parasites)
1.      Read about Trichogrammatidae wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichogrammatidae
2.      Watch Trichogramma wasps – beneficial insects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtCWKPQFJFI
3.      Watch Trichogramma wasps depositing eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUAsUPtgBqg
                                                          vi.      Family Cynipidae (gall wasps)
1.      Read about gall wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall_wasp
2.      Watch Western Speckled Oak Gall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ5Cwk5CJ-Y
3.      Watch Jumping Oak Gall on oak leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=WTBeTkwpNrk1 min
4.      Watch gall wasps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7sGyCBWr85 min
                                                        vii.      Family Sphecidae (digger wasps – prey on caterpillars and spiders)
1.      Read about Sphecidae wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphecidae
2.      Watch Digger Wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bepPn5UMi24
3.      Watch Great Golden Digger Wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMC1VzZvd0s2 min
4.      Watch Mud Dauber Making Nest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWr66LEqav04 min
5.      Watch Mud Dauber and Wolf Spider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2B8CBs33rE1 min
                                                      viii.      Family Pompiliidae (spider wasps – prey on spiders)
1.      Read about Spider Wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_wasp
2.      Watch wasp vs. tarantula http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi56-pZSrWo
3.      Watch wasp vs wolf spider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAXcBxHdCg2 min
                                                          ix.      Family Tiphiidae (tiphiid wasps – prey on beetle larvae)
1.      Read about Tiphiidae wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiphiidae
2.      Watch Tiphiidae wasps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX_eVZkVLQU1 min
                                                            x.      Family Scoliidae (scoliid wasps – prey on beetle larvae)
1.      Read about Scoliidae wasps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoliidae
2.      Watch Scoliidae wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiP2sTDlFpI
3.      Watch Scoliid Wasp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2srjcvD8qWc
                                                          xi.      Family Vespidae (potter wasps  – prey on caterpillars, yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps)
1.      Read Hornets:Incredible Insect Architects by Sandra Markle
2.      Watch Yellow Jackets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhEiz-2cS8k5 min
3.      Watch Paper Wasps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHfk1EhECaw5 min
4.      Watch Japanese Hornets kill honey bees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L54exo8JTUs
                                                        xii.      Family Formicidae (ants)
1.      Read Life Cycle of an Ant by Bobbie Kalman
3.      Read Ants by Elaine Pascoe
5.      Investigate what ants like to eat pg 37 from Ants by Elaine Pascoe
6.      Investigate what ants like to drink pg 39 from Ants by Elaine Pascoe
                                                      xiii.      Family Halictidae (sweat bees – solitary bees)
1.      Read about sweat bees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_bee
2.      Watch Sweat Bee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXHksIkAqLA1 min
                                                      xiv.      Family Megachilidae (leafcutting bees – solitary bees)
1.      Read Megachilidae bees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachilidae
2.      Watch leafcutter bee make brood cell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjsZ419lmMY
3.      Watch inside the Mason Bee nest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJGRMebHWX4
4.      Make a Mason Bee Habitat with Bamboo and Duct Tape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBVBvThVzXw
                                                        xv.      Family Anthophoridae (carpenter bees – solitary bees)
2.      Watch Carpenter bees overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYcn7k7-5Dw
3.      Watch Carpenter bee up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccfEUHjeoZk
4.      Watch carpenter bee on flowers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA7rMGv3HI0
                                                      xvi.      Family Apidae (bumble bees, honey bees – social bees)
1.      Read How Bees Make Honey by Michael Chinery
2.      Watch Beetalker:  The Secret World of Bees 43 minutes
3.      Honeybee biology worksheet #1 http://www.honey.com/images/downloads/HoneyFilesWeb.pdf
4.      Activity #10 Observation sheet http://www.honey.com/images/downloads/HoneyFilesWeb.pdf
                                                    xvii.      Read Outside and Inside Killer Bees by Sandra Markle
                                                  xviii.      Silence of the Bees DVD – 1 hour
  1. Order Isoptera (Termites) pg 11-12 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
    1. Read Termites: Hardworking Insect Families by Sandra Markle
    2. Watch Her Majesty, Termite Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta2rF6Syi0U
    3. Watch War Ants vs. Termites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n8NKvs4d0g
    4. Life in the Undergrowth DVD – Supersocieties (bees, ants, termites)
  1. Order Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) pg 12-14
    1. Research plants appropriate to plant in backyard to attract Monarch butterflies.  Purchase and plant.
    2. Family Psychidae (bagworm moths)
                                                              i.      Read about bagworm moths http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/natural/insects/bugsfaq/bagworm.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch bagworm moths http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xagxm6_bagworms-are-clear-winged-moths_school
                                                          iii.      Watch the voyage of the bagworm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpkC0Qmltw4
                                                          iv.      Watch bagworm control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05A2quj9nO4
    1. Family Cossidae (carpenterworm moths)
                                                              i.      Read about carpenterworm moths http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74105.html
                                                            ii.      Watch carpenterworm moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAjUSo3aUzo
                                                          iii.      Watch carpenterworm moth on a wall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_c1iKIRAhY
                                                          iv.      Watch carpenterworm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lsh1dWqU0
    1. Family Sesiidae (clearwing moths – squash vine borer, lilac borer)
                                                              i.      Read about clearwing moths http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesiidae
                                                            ii.      Watch clearwing moth on plant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIF_VaUKDmI
                                                          iii.      Watch clearwing moth on plant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhZVHWowhog
    1. Family Saturniidae (giant silkworm moths)
                                                              i.      Read about Giant Silkworm Moth http://www.nhptv.org/wild/saturniidae.asp
                                                            ii.      Watch Giant Silkworm Moth caterpillar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWTgVa-hflI
                                                          iii.      Watch Giant Silkworm Moth life cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIhlj3ZMxqg
                                                          iv.      Watch Giant Silkworm Moth caterpillar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYxBcO786N8
    1. Family Tortricidae (leafrollers)
                                                              i.      Read about leafrollers http://www.umanitoba.ca/afs/hort_inquiries/deciduous_ornamentals/leaf_roller.html
                                                            ii.      Watch leafroller caterpillar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_74dkxFlmU
                                                          iii.      Watch leafroller caterpillar up close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q4meyfFFvo
                                                          iv.      Watch leafroller moth on leaf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-txmIM6CeM
    1. Family Geometridae (measuring worms)
                                                              i.      Read Geometer Moths http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometer_moth
                                                            ii.      Watch Measuring worm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WpHu4syzC8
                                                          iii.      Watch inchworm on tree http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVXj7x3ayEg
                                                          iv.      Watch fall cankerworm moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9kXXpYqqQ
    1. Family Nymphalidae (monarch, viceroy, red admiral, morningcloak, and angelwings butterflies)
                                                              i.      Read Face to Face with Caterpillars by Darlyne Murawski
                                                            ii.      Read Face to Face with Butterflies by Darlyne Murawski
                                                          iii.      Watch In the Company of Wild Butterflies http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/In_the_Company_of_Wild_Butterflies/70149655?trkid=188970343 min
                                                          iv.      Watch how to catch a butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrGYmxB2qGcand catch 5 butterflies, identify, and release. http://rhoadesbutterflygarden.org/observationform09.pdf
                                                            v.      Watch the Incredible Journey of the Butterflies 53 min http://video.pbs.org/video/1063682334/
    1. Family Noctuidae (Noctuids – cutworms, armyworms, fruitworms, corn earworm, cabbage loopers)
                                                              i.      Read about Noctuidae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctuidae
                                                            ii.      Watch celery looper moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OFsYtAl_E1 min
                                                          iii.      Watch Astroid Moth caterpillar feeding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWdo0mSE4y81 min
                                                          iv.      Watch Noctuidae moth eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L9gMWdaHgU1 min
                                                            v.      Watch Henry’s Marsh Moth Caterpillar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgiTKpv06ZQ1 min
    1. Family Notodontidae (prominents – redhumped caterpillars)
                                                              i.      Read about Notodontidae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notodontidae
                                                            ii.      Watch Unicorn Caterpillar Moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJfbLaY9SAM
                                                          iii.      Watch Lesser Swallow Prominent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WZtF9BUTDI
                                                          iv.      Watch Georgian Prominent Moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMtWVRUuPM
    1. Family Bombycidae (silkworm moths)
                                                              i.      Read about Bombycidae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombycidae
                                                            ii.      Watch silkworm metamorphosis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILAV8aUCvjk
                                                          iii.      Watch silkworm cocooning time lapse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Q6vCBFJL4
    1. Family Sphingidae (sphinx or hawk moth, hornworms)
                                                              i.      Read about Sphingidae moths http://insects.about.com/od/butterfliesmoths/p/sphingidae.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch caterpillar of the elephant hawk moth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgZJ-zcKz70
                                                          iii.      Watch elephant hawkmoth www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii-16D_ITJk
                                                          iv.      Watch bee hawkmoth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGqsr0dMz7g
    1. Family Papilionidae (swallowtail or parsleyworm)
                                                              i.      Read about Papilionidae http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Papilionidae/
                                                            ii.      Watch swallowtail butterfly caterpillar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQYIldycFPw
                                                          iii.      Watch swallowtail butterfly laying eggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrDbCijjYs
                                                          iv.      Read about parsley worms http://www.urbanwildlifeguide.net/2010/09/dont-touch-parsley-worms.html
                                                            v.      Watch the parsley worm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrDbCijjYs
    1. Family Lasiocampidae (tent caterpillars)
                                                              i.      Read about Lasiocampidae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasiocampidae
                                                            ii.      Watch tent caterpillar time lapse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qO6eCygcTE
                                                          iii.      Watch tent caterpillars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4QD31g1b3A
                                                          iv.      Watch eastern tent caterpillar moth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uDX1ujV5rw
    1. Family Lymantriidae (tussock moths)
                                                              i.      Read about Tussock moths http://insects.about.com/od/photography/ig/Tussock-Moth-Caterpillars/
                                                            ii.      Watch Tussock moth caterpillars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68aCbLgBhRw
                                                          iii.      Watch Tussock moth treatment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RoCAuzSTZQ
    1. Family Pieridae (white or yellow butterflies – imported cabbageworm)
                                                              i.      Read about the family Pieridae http://insects.about.com/od/butterfliesmoths/p/Whites-Oranges-Sulphurs-And-Yellows-Family-Pieridae.htm
                                                            ii.      Watch white butterfly courtship and rejection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7LaVFmfpDA
                                                          iii.      Watch spider eating green veined white butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7LaVFmfpDA
                                                          iv.      Watch cloudless sulfer pupate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgEu4bdf-dY
                                                            v.      Watch cloudless sulfer butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIJrtPviY10
                                                          vi.      Watch cabbageworm butterfly life cycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL_3Hmaf3-I
    1. Family Tineidae (tineids – clothes moths)
                                                              i.      Read about the family Tineidae http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/taxonomy/Tineidae
                                                            ii.      Watch bagworms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVzs-TNkr5s
                                                          iii.      Look at pictures of Tineidae moths http://eol.org/pages/909/media
                                                          iv.      Watch clothes moths and carpet beetles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UVu4S-Wvt8
                                                            v.      How to remove cloth moths from carpet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AbvB6q32hk
7.      Order Mallophaga (chewing or biting lice)  (suborder of Phthiraptera) pg 14
a.       Read about order Mallophaga http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
b.      Watch snowy owl feather lice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73mJ7hGGlzw
c.       Watch lice infestation in chickens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJm6fnjuXMs
8.      Order Mantodea (mantids)  pg 15 http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/313.pdf
a.       Read Praying Mantises by Sandra Markle
b.      Watch Praying Mantis – Nature’s Perfect Predators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGuallLPcM
c.       Watch Alien Insect Praying Mantis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXwitZMDHOA
9.      Order Neuroptera (antlion, lacewing, snakeflies, dobsonflies)
b.      Watch Ant Lion Death Trap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWkfAyfBDHE
d.      Watch Lacewings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zECnVZyYDI
e.       Watch Beneficial Insects Lacewing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK_oV9Xod-A
f.       Watch Snakefly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QdkBIb0vSg
g.      Watch Dobsonfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ri10d9VLF0
h.      Watch Dobsonfly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oCeucGW1k
10.  Order Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
b.      Read Dragonflies by Shane McEvey
c.       Watch Dragonfly Life in the Undergrowth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQBsSF8ktw
d.      Watch Science Nation Dragonflies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uFeo_fh3uA
e.       Watch Dragonflies Up Close http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ArZjVubwQ
f.       Watch The Blue Damselfly Life in the Undergrowth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_l65yEqjU
g.      Watch Real Aliens Damselfly in Macro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSFBhXhqBCU
11.  Order Orthoptera (crickets, grasshoppers, katydids)
b.      Family Gryliidae (crickets)
                                                              i.      Read Crickets and Grasshoppers by Elaine Pascoe (project)
                                                            ii.      Watch How to Catch Crickets with Frog Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_isg_RP8uk
                                                          iii.      Watch feeding crickets to a bearded dragon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLA55If1Ayk
                                                          iv.      Watch breeding crickets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnMojJOLEu4
                                                            v.      Get crickets from the pet store and breed them for a complete life cycle.
c.       Family Acrididae (short horned grasshoppers)
                                                              i.      Read Locusts: Insects on the Move by Sandra Markle
                                                            ii.      Watch Plague of Locusts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YNy2R3hg2Q
                                                          iii.      Watch How Locusts Perceive the Ability to Swarm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURqcI08IC4
                                                          iv.      Watch Locusts Swarm Rural Area http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KxP1DAqa3A
d.      Read The Life of a Grasshopper by Clare Hibbert
e.       Family Tettigoniidae (long horned grasshoppers, katydids, meadow grasshoppers, mormon crickets)
                                                              i.      Watch Katydids Nature Walk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhP2tOV8vhc
                                                            ii.      Watch Giant Katydid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORduv21hK8w
                                                          iii.      Watch Katydid Monster Bug Wars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D83Qc5V4W4
12.  Order Phasmida (walking stick)
b.      Read Stick Insects:  Masters of Defense by Sandra Markle
c.       Watch Stick Insect Natural History http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoseL5KvHTE
d.      Watch Stick Insect Life in the Undergrowth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs1Xs3Eheag
e.       Watch Giant Walking Stick Insect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6UmLxv-AMs
13.  Order Plecoptera (stoneflies)
b.      Watch Bugs of the Underworld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Al8cwkb4I
14.  Order Psocoptera (psocids or booklice)
b.      Watch Psocids Pantry Pest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwR2uj1FhiI

Watch Bark Lice on Maple Tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UDVcHi_G0s

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