Publications


Recent Publications
How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection Cover

How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection! (ID-401) is a first basic but comprehensive resource for students interested in collecting insects. It's a "must have" for beginning insect collectors in middle and high school, 4-H, and FFA. Based on an understanding of the principles of how insects live, behave, develop, and reproduce, the book teaches students how to collect, identify, and display insects. Its 200-plus pages are full of how-to illustrations, color photos, and descriptions of common insects. The book also includes a key to identifying insect orders and contains labels, card points, check lists, and many references on how to make or where to obtain essential insect collecting supplies. While there are other advanced texts about insects, this book focuses on the basics for all beginning entomologists, FFA and 4-H students interested in insect science.


Who Let the Bugs Out cover

Who Let the Bugs Out?
This book is designed to be a companion to the “How to Make An Awesome Insect Collection” book for beginning entomologists. It discusses the importance of insects generally and pest insects in particular. A series of photographs of many common pests is provided together with biological information to help the student recognize the insect, determine its damaging life stage, know its habitat, and predict its damage potential. Methods and strategies for employing controls are discussed with examples of each so that students gain an appreciation of the philosophy and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). click here.



Additional Publications

Arthropod Collection and Identification Book

Arthropod Collection and Identification
Timothy J. Gibb and Christian Y. Oseto
This book describes effective methods and equipment for collecting, identifying, rearing, examining, and preserving insects and mites and for storing and caring for specimens in collection. It also provides instructions for the construction of many kinds of collecting equipment, traps, rearing cages, and storage units, as well as updated and illustrated keys for identification of the classes of arthropods and the orders of insects. To purchase this book click here.


What's Buggin' You Now? Bee's Knees, Bug Lites, and Beetles

What's Buggin' You Now? Bee's Knees, Bug Lites, and Beetles Tom Turpin
Find out about Aesop's insects, Edgar Allan Poe's Gold Bug, and Ogden Nash's creepy crawlies. Dig up some facts on the Colorado and Japanese beetles, and cash in on the million dollar beetle. If you're in the dark, hook up with a firefly.Bugs have been around longer than your great-great grandma, 400 million years before to be somewhat exact. Insects strolled around with dinosaurs and kept on going even when the behemoths disappeared. What's Buggin' You Now? let's you catch the bug without the jar! To purchase this book click here.


Entomology Facilitators Guide

Entomology: Facilitators Guide
The Facilitator's Guide provides helpful information on exploring insect study, the contribution of insects to biodiversity, how to manage pests, invasive species, and forensic entomology. The Facilitator's Guide provides helpful information on exploring insect study, the contribution of insects to biodiversity, how to manage pests, invasive species, and forensic entomology. To purchase this book click here.




Entomology: Level 3

Entomology: Level 3
The Teaming with Insects curriculum is written for youth who enjoy learning about science and nature by studying insects. Level 3 delves even deeper into the basic concepts and encourages youth to take control of their learning by doing your own research using the scientific method and reference materials. To purchase this book click here.




Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division I

Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division I: Understanding the Honey Bee
The 4-H Beekeeping Project helps youth learn about bees and how to be a beekeeper. Beekeeping offers many hand-on educational experiences, from learning about bees and honey plants to learning to raise bees and make honey. To view the pdf of this manual click here.




Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division II

Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division II: Working with Honey Bees
Division II beekeeping is inteded to help youth learn many things including how to care for their own beehives, equipment that is needed, how to compile beekeeping records, and how to present the results of their work to others. To view the pdf of this manual click here.




Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division II

Indiana 4-H Beekeeping Division III: Advanced Beekeeping Methods
Division III beekeeping is intended to help youth learn many things including how to increase the number of their honeybee colonies, how to increase honey production, more about bee societies, and how to compile beekeeping records. To view the pdf of this manual click here.