Insect Ecology [F-17-33]
|Classes:||1 Session 2.0 hours|
|Dates:||Sat 10:00 AM 09/09|
We will start out by catching as many live insects as we can. I will demonstrate, and let you try, a variety of sampling techniques such as aerial and aquatic nets, pitfall traps, and ant collectors. We should be able to find a variety of specimens in Lehman Park (near the SUNY Potsdam campus) including: butterflies, flies, ground beetles, bees, ants, grasshoppers, and aquatic insects. We will identify what we have found and discuss their behavior and ecological significance.
Bill Romey teaches insect ecology and behavior at SUNY Potsdam.
NOTES: 1) Wear appropriate shoes and pants for walking through tall grass; 2) Option: Want to wade in the water with the presenter to collect aquatic insects? Bring Teeva sandals or water shoes; 3) If you have one, bring a bug identification book (like a Peterson’s guide…); 4) Presenter will provide insect collecting nets.