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ENTOMOLOGY

4-H ENTOMOLOGY

Superintendent: Nancy Lawton

lawton.nancy@gmail.com or 360-569-2630

Entries Due by: July 24th

Enter at https://piercecountyfair.fairentry.com/


  • The exhibits in entomology are open to members enrolled in entomology, garden, environmental stewardship, dairy, and livestock projects.
  • All insect collections must be labeled to give the order and common name of insects in the collection, and scientific name to as many as possible
  • All work, including labeling, should be that of the member. Exhibits previously entered are ineligible unless collections are materially enlarged, changed, or improved. Commercially prepared and mounted insects will not be accepted as part of the collections.
  • Mounted collections must be displayed in an enclosed glass or Plexiglas case.
  • Up to 8 photos and/or documents need to be uploaded as required or needed

Check the chart at the bottom of the page for photo suggestions & tips.

Class:165 Entomology

Lot:

  1. Any item or display from “Creepy Crawlies”
  2. Any Item or display from “What’s Bugging You?
  3. Any item or display from “Dragons, Houses, and Other Flies”

Points allowed: Blue 8; Red 6; White 5

Lot:

4. Insect collection containing 25 insects including at least 5 orders

5. Exhibit of life stages from egg to adult

Points allowed: Blue 10; Red 8; White 6

  1. Exhibit showing control or management of insects. This exhibit may consist of the following:

a. Exhibit showing safe chemical control of insects/pests.

b. Exhibit demonstrating biological control of insects.

  1. Insect collection mounted and named including order and family. 50 insects involving 10 orders.
  1. Exhibit of the special activities of one insect, beneficial or destructive
  1. Insect collection preserved in plastic by exhibitor.
  1. Special collection of insects by economic importance, habitat, order, immature insects, foreign insects etc

Points allowed: Blue 15; Red 12; White 10

  1. Bees and Honey – This exhibit may consist of the following:
  1. Display of 5 bees-Italian workers and Queen
  2. Display of 5 bees-other breeds, Caucasian and Camiolan
  3. Display of honey and/or other bee products, such as beeswax or home crafted hive.

Points allowed: Blue 10; Red 8; White 6

  1. Insect collection mounted and named to family and order, 75 insects involving 10 orders.

Points allowed: Blue 20; Red 15; White 10


Class-Lot

Project

Exhibit

Suggestions

Class 165

Lots 4,7,10,12

Entomology

Collection

Take the photo in a well-lit area. Try to reduce as many shadows and glares as possible. It is advised to remove the glass covering to avoid glare. Take one photo of the entire collection and additional photos of sections of the collection as needed, so insects and labels can be easily viewed and read.

Please share what the project is/used for, the exhibitor’s age and how many years in the project in the description box when entering.

Class 165

Lots 1,2,3,5,6,8,9

Entomology

Educational Display

The entry should be designed to educate the public about some aspect of entomology. Examples may include the life cycle of an insect, beneficial or harmful insects, or the safe control of insects. Take one photo of the entire project display and additional photos where needed, so the parts can be easily viewed and read. Please share what the project is/used for, the exhibitor’s age and how many years in the project in the description box when entering.

Class 165

Lot 11

Beekeeping

Honey Jar, Honey Comb Box, Other Exhibit

Take the photo in a well-lit area. Try to reduce as many shadows and glares as possible. Be sure the entire display or jar is visible in the photo. The judge should also be able to see the honey’s clarity and any dirt or debris that may be dispersed throughout the honey.

Upload a maximum of 8 photos so can be easily viewed and read.

Please share what the project is/used for, the exhibitor’s age and how many years in the project in the description box when entering.

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