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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » June 13th, 2014, 10:12 am

Do you guys anticipate any major changes to the list or the rules next year?
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby PastorisFilius » June 13th, 2014, 5:44 pm

I don't think they'll change up the rules, they were pretty good. As for the list, I hope they add a few more families. Maybe more beetles or add families to the order only groups (like megaloptera)
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » June 13th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Oooo..they should add Geometridae as a family for Lepidoptera...make it even harder...
Well harder for me at least....Geometridae is kinda like Saturniidae... :?
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » June 14th, 2014, 8:20 am

I agree; the list and rules were both pretty good. The only change I could possibly anticipate for the rules is being allowed a binder, but I seriously doubt that would happen. There are already a few events that allow a binder, and I don't know that a field guide + a binder is necessary for ento. (Correct me if I'm wrong :lol: )

They also might change some of the Ametabolous orders (the ones that have been declassified as insets due to internal mouthparts...)
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » June 14th, 2014, 9:25 am

Maybe a few sheets of notes for the binder then? Cause the field guide really has ALMOST everything
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » June 14th, 2014, 9:25 am

Maybe a few sheets of notes for the binder then? Cause the field guide really has ALMOST everything
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby scio444 » July 3rd, 2014, 4:42 pm

What field guides worked well in the 2014 season?
What is everyone planning to use for the 2015 season?

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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 4th, 2014, 2:21 pm

Oooo..to me...the Audubon worked well for me...but I'm trying to find other field guides that work as well..
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 6th, 2014, 4:04 pm

scio444 wrote:What field guides worked well in the 2014 season?
What is everyone planning to use for the 2015 season?

Last year, I used the Audubon and really liked it. It had the "correct" (according to the list) taxonomic scheme, and all the families on the list. The only thing that I found to be annoying was that the picures were arranged using appearance, not by order or family.
Because of this, I didn't really use my field guide for ID (in my opinion, you shouldn't anyway, but everyone has a different system), just used my notes for ID and found facts in the guide. If I was really unsure on ID, I used the plate numbers next to each family on my notes and opened to the picture section and find a match, but I rarely had to do that.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby ceg7654 » July 11th, 2014, 9:19 pm

I used the NWF guide and I still think I will for the upcoming season because it's organized by order and family, the pictures are actually next to the descriptions and info, and also it's a lot easier to tab. Not to mention it has anatomy diagrams and I think a larger glossary? The only downside is some of the order names are different and I think a couple of the families are different too. If you want a more detailed description on the differences between the NWF and the official list, as well as some tips on how to tab it, feel free to PM me. :D
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby polypeptides » July 15th, 2014, 5:54 pm

when you tab your field guides, do you usually write the common name or official name (ex: protura instead of telsontails/proturans)? sorry if this is a stupid question haha next year will be my first time doing this event

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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby ptkid » July 15th, 2014, 7:37 pm

That is pretty much up to you. I tabbed mine by scientific name because I wanted to learn them with scientific name instead of common name. You can really do either. Whatever is your preference.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 16th, 2014, 3:20 pm

ptkid wrote:That is pretty much up to you. I tabbed mine by scientific name because I wanted to learn them with scientific name instead of common name. You can really do either. Whatever is your preference.

I also did scientific name... It just seemed easier to me because the test will usually ask you the scientific name.
I tabbed the orders in the Audubon, but not the families.
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » July 16th, 2014, 8:48 pm

Since it's summer...YAY! STUDY TIME!
How do/would you study for Entomology? Like what do you usually focus on first? And then what would be least important to you...Soemthing like that..I'm trying to see how others study, abd see if their way would help me study...My way of studying isn't that good, so yeah.. :D
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Re: Entomology B/C

Postby SOnerd » July 17th, 2014, 7:30 am

humanbeingofearth548 wrote:Since it's summer...YAY! STUDY TIME!
How do/would you study for Entomology? Like what do you usually focus on first? And then what would be least important to you...Soemthing like that..I'm trying to see how others study, abd see if their way would help me study...My way of studying isn't that good, so yeah.. :D

To study (I don't really see why this works, but it worked really well last year), I usually just make my cheat sheet. I put like info about all orders and families, and this summer, I am reorganizing the info. To practice memorizing the names, I use Quizlet. For ID, I use the tester on the website. I haven't done that this summer, so I'm really rusty on ID :)
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