Special Collections and Exhibits

Special Collections and Exhibits

Special collections that are not restricted by the require- ment rules can be made to display certain adaptation or habits of insects. The collection may be made for promotional displays, for illustrated talks or as the subject for the fifth level of the 4-H Entomology project. Examples are:

  1. A collection of insects that are vegetable pests or household pests, etc.
  2. A collection and/or charts showing the different kinds of insect mouthparts, wings or leg adaptations
  3. A collection of insects displaying examples of mimicry and camouflage among insects
  4. A collection of insects displaying examples of mature and immature insects to show the different kinds of metamorphosis
  5. A collection of structures made by insects (nests, galls, termite mud tubes, cocoons, etc.)
  6. A collection of insects embedded in plastic
  7. Insects and/or charts to illustrate how some insects make sounds (crickets, katydids, cicadas, etc.)
  8. Charts showing seasonal abundance of particular insects