You need to find insects that have the characteristics listed in the Insect Checklist. You can visit any of the web sites listed at the bottom of this page, or any other insect web sites you find on your own. When you find an insect that has the characteristics you're looking for, write down the name of the insect (the common name is fine; you don't need the Latin name!) and why you think it has that characteristic. Also write down the name and URL for that web site on your Insect Checklist. (Remember: The URL and title of the page can be found at the top of your web browser window.)
Remember, there are lots of "right answers" to each of the questions!
Example: Tanisha clicks on the link to the Book of Insect Records, then scrolls down and clicks on "Longest Life Cycle." She discovers that the insect with the longest known life cycle is a wood-boring beetle which stays in the larva stage for as long as 51 years!! On her Insect Checklist, under "Lives a long time," she writes:Click here for a copy of the Insect Checklist.
Characteristic Which Insect? Why? Site Name Site URL Lives a long time Wood-boring beetle It can live as a larva for as long as 51 years Book of Insect Records http://ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu/chap12.htm
There are three Follow-Up Questions at the bottom of your Checklist. When you're done with the scavenger hunt, work with your partner to answer the questions, then write them on a separate sheet of paper.