Keywords– Monarch, Viceroy, Hackberry Butterflies, Red Admiral, Question Mark, Buckeye, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Sulphurs, Webworms, Red Carpenter Ants, Honey Bee, Grass Spider, Wheel Bug, Snowberry Clearwing, Silver-Bellied Cicada, Black Widow, Garden Spider, Spittlebug, Praying Mantis, Brown Recluse, Scorpion, Dung Beetle, Common Skimmer, Green Darner, Eastern Pondhawk, Paper Nest Wasp, Obscure Bird Grasshopper, Daddylonglegs, Lone Star Tick
1. What are some arthropods that can be found in Kansas, and what are some interesting facts about them?
2. How are Kansas Arthropods we’ll study related to each other?
3. What kinds of insects can you find when searching, and how do you arrange them into a collection?
4. How do ants from different colonies interact?
5. What are ticks, how do they live, and why are they a concern for humans?
2. Identify the species from “Kansas Arthropods Practice PPT” (using Information PPT and field guides).
4. Arthropod Survey (LUTS 78)
7. Watch “The Insect World” and write down 15 facts and 5 questions
1. Photograph/identify several species of Kansas arthropods and create your own PowerPoint.
2. Create pit traps and collect arthropods for photographing.
Further Research: arthropod evolution, spider biology, scorpion biology, dragonfly biology, types of metamorphosis, forgotten pollinators, Monarch Watch, 13 year cicadas, spider venom versus wasp venom, ant colonies, grasshopper plagues, SINC, Threatened, and Endangered Kansas Arthropods, etc.