Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda- Jointed legs Class Insecta-6 legs, 3 body regions, antennae Order : Common Insect Order book Family : Don’t include family name Genus/Species Name-Scientific Name Common Name Very important (It is a Latin or Greek name)
Parts of an Insect Bilateral Symmetry Place Pins in Thorax, or widest part of body Make sure the insect is pinned how it would appear in nature-Springing from the board!
What about the small insects? For a smaller insect cut a triangle out of index card, stick a pin through it, place a drop of glue on the index card with the insect face down in the glue
What should I do about the wings of my moths and butterflies? Index Cards
You have 25 minutes to pin your insects…. <ul><li>If you don’t have any insects to pin you have a 500 word essay about what your plan is before Wednesday and how you will be prepared for this assignment by then. </li></ul>
To classify--- <ul><li>___1. Use your taxonomic keys </li></ul><ul><li>___2. Find the order of the insect (the group it belongs in) </li></ul><ul><li>___3. Use insect books with pages by insect orders. Record the insect’s common name </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Praying Mantis </li></ul><ul><li>___4. Record the insect’s scientific name </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Mantis religiosa </li></ul><ul><li>___5. You have researched your first insect! </li></ul>