4-H Entomology Collection Score Sheet (1st- 4th Year)

4-H Entomology Collection Score Sheet (1st- 4th Year)

1. Orders _____
2. Species _____
3. Common names _____
4. Labels _____
5. Condition of specimens _____
6. Overall appearance _____
7. Life cycle representation _____
8. Catalogue of specimens _____
9. Total _____

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  1. 10 points for each order or other arthropod class represented.
  2. 2 points for each species represented. Opposite sex of the same species counted by no extra points for the excess specimens beyond two of a species.
  3. 1 point for each correct or acceptable common name below the rank of order. For example, a specimen under Diptera correctly labeled "house fly" receives I point, but if it is only labeled "fly" it gets no point because all Diptera are flies. The common name "ant" under Hymenoptera would receive I point, although there are many kinds of ants, because Hymenoptera includes bees, wasps and sawflies as well as ants.
  4. 100 possible points; average collection 50 points. Considerations:
    1. labels neat and accurate
    2. labels straight and of uniform height on pin
    3. labels placed on pins according to 4-H project book directions
  5. 200 possible points; average collection 100 points. Considerations:
    1. correct pinning
    2. Lepidoptera wings properly spread
    3. specimens not broken or tattered
  6. 100 possible points; average collection 50 points. Considerations:
    1. a variety of insect types, not primarily a butterfly
    2. collection with a minimum of other insects
    3. specimens in neat columns
    4. all insects of the same order placed in a single grouping (e.g., not some beetles, then some flies, then more beetles)
    5. spacing and distinction of order groups and specimens within a group
    6. pinning bottom condition not stained or peppered with old pin holes
  7. 100 possible points; average collection 50 points. Considerations:
    1. completeness of the cycle stages
    2. examples of damage, nest or other material that explain the interest in or importance of the insect
    3. adequate titles and text to explain the life cycle display
    4. neatness and accuracy
  8. 20 points for including an Insect Collection Catalogue.