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Entomology B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by Jim_R » August 28th, 2013, 8:24 pm

ID Thread and Question Marathon for Entomology B/C.
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Post by Tiktaalik » August 29th, 2013, 8:07 pm

Awesome! I'll start. I saw a lot of this species of insect on a plant in my backyard this summer (hint: this plant is also a favorite of aphids, monarch butterflies, green lacewings, and lady beetles. If you really like insect ecology, get one of these plants).
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Post by hscmom » August 31st, 2013, 4:43 am

Take the orange out and it looks like my neighbor's dog. Awesome photo. Some sort of butterfly.
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Post by havenguy » August 31st, 2013, 8:08 am

Well, it's in the order lepidoptera.

I'm not trying to split hairs, but there is a list: http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... st2014.pdf, and it doesn't seem that we have to know the larval/caterpillar form for more than three moth/butterfly families. Is it in one of those families? From what I've seen of them, it's not, but I may be wrong.

Anyway, I have no idea what family it's in, but then again, I haven't started studying yet.
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Post by Tiktaalik » August 31st, 2013, 11:27 am

havenguy wrote:Well, it's in the order lepidoptera.

I'm not trying to split hairs, but there is a list: http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... st2014.pdf, and it doesn't seem that we have to know the larval/caterpillar form for more than three moth/butterfly families. Is it in one of those families? From what I've seen of them, it's not, but I may be wrong.

Anyway, I have no idea what family it's in, but then again, I haven't started studying yet.
The family that it's in is on the list, but I guess it's one of the ones you need to know the larval form for (which is strange, because the insects of this family have some pretty well-known and interesting larval forms.
[img]http://bugguide.net/images/cache/Q0W0R090DQ7QNRFK9R0QTR7QYR90FRXQYRU03Q80OQ3K1RG09RFK9RZQTQI09RG0UR40S0MQDRU03RMQJRMQ1R40.jpg[/img]
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Post by henceagrin36 » September 1st, 2013, 2:42 pm

The family that it's in is on the list, but I guess it's one of the ones you need to know the larval form for (which is strange, because the insects of this family have some pretty well-known and interesting larval forms.
http://bugguide.net/images/cache/Q0W0R090DQ7QNRFK9R0QTR7QYR90FRXQYRU03Q80OQ3K1RG09RFK9RZQTQI09RG0UR40S0MQDRU03RMQJRMQ1R40.jpg
Entomology test doesn't need species, right? If it did, the test would be horrific.
Order is Lepidoptera, of course. Is the family Arctiidae? I got confused a bit since it goes by both Milkweed Tussock Moth and Milkweed Tiger Moth.
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Post by Tiktaalik » September 1st, 2013, 9:15 pm

henceagrin36 wrote:
The family that it's in is on the list, but I guess it's one of the ones you need to know the larval form for (which is strange, because the insects of this family have some pretty well-known and interesting larval forms.
[img]http://bugguide.net/images/cache/Q0W0R090DQ7QNRFK9R0QTR7QYR90FRXQYRU03Q80OQ3K1RG09RFK9RZQTQI09RG0UR40S0MQDRU03RMQJRMQ1R40.jpg[/img]
Entomology test doesn't need species, right? If it did, the test would be horrific.
Order is Lepidoptera, of course. Is the family Arctiidae? I got confused a bit since it goes by both Milkweed Tussock Moth and Milkweed Tiger Moth.
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And no species? Really? I know there are a lot of species but almost all are pretty easily distinguished from one another.
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Post by henceagrin36 » September 1st, 2013, 9:56 pm

And no species? Really? I know there are a lot of species but almost all are pretty easily distinguished from one another.
Yay! :D Here's the next one. We're just getting started, so here's a pretty easy one!
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I'm pretty sure that the test only asks for orders and species. I agree with you that they're all easily distinguishable, but that's still a lot of species to know. =__=
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Post by wufactor2012 » September 2nd, 2013, 6:54 am

[hide]order: Hymenoptera, family: Mutillidae[/hide]

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Re: Entomology B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by Tiktaalik » September 2nd, 2013, 11:55 am

Wufactor already got it, but I'll just throw in that it's a
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