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View Resource A Visit to Florida's Mosquito Man

This radio broadcast features an interview with George O'Meara, the world's foremost expert on mosquitoes, who studies mosquito biology and dispenses fun facts (such as: only female mosquitoes bite). There are descriptions of the most aggressive mosquito species, how to tell female mosquitoes from males, and a discussion of landing rates of mosquitoes in the Everglades National Park. The clip is...

View Resource Bits of Bugs

In this lesson, learners measure the lengths of various insect body parts from scanning electron micrographs using WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ. The lesson introduces students to setting scale in making the measurements and to units of measurement, as well as entomology.

View Resource Insects.org

Billed as a site dedicated to "studying earth's most diverse organisms", Insects.org brings together amazing insect macrophotography with useful classroom resources and articles on how insects interact with humans. On the homepage, visitors can start their journey through the site by reading some of the insect profiles, "Entophiles," which include photographs and detailed descriptions. Moving on,...

View Resource The Antlion Pit: A Doodlebug Anthology

This Web site, edited by Mark Swanson, is "a collection of resources related to the fascinating antlion, or doodlebug." In addition to providing general information about antlions, this site contains "videos of antlion feeding behavior and metamorphosis, as well as information on how and where to find antlions." Frequently updated, the site recently added the Doodlebug Oracle, which answers...

View Resource Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is a research program based at the University of Kansas and its goal is to encourage citizen scientists of all ages to help in Monarch conservation efforts. Visitors interested in participating in the conservation efforts will not only find tagging activities, in which more than 100,000 children and adults participate every fall, but also projects that teach about providing food and...

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