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Insect ID Courses and Workshops
Train-the-Trainer Short Course
The 20-hour short course was designed for University Extension field faculty, Extension Master Gardeners, agency professionals, and crop consultants on identification of insects - both beneficial and pesky bugs.
Participants will create their own sample collections to use in their follow-up educational projects. These volunteers can identify insects of the Pacific Northwest and will help others do the same.
The training includes many hands-on aspects:
- collecting, mounting, and identifying insects,
- using a stereo microscope, and
- using an insect key.
Training also includes insect management and creation of an educational display.
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- Sweep Net Technique for Collecting Specimen
- Beat Sheet Technique for Collecting Specimen
- Traps and Lights for Collecting Specimen
- Collecting Insects: Tools and Supplies
- Pinning Medium & Large Insects
- Pinning Small Insects
- Pinning Moths & Butterflies
- Labeling Insects
- Collecting Insects and Related Arthropods
- Preserving Insects and Related Arthropods
- Storing and Displaying Insects
- Pinning and Labeling Insects
- Basic Insect Classification Chart
- Phylum Arthropod
- External Morphology
- Introduction to Insects and Basic Morphology
- Labels Template (xls.)
- Pinning Insects
- Applying Your Insect ID Skills
- Insect Ecology
Disclaimer: all material presented on this website is for educational purposes only.
To purchase collecting supplies, visit BioQuip.
- Silvia Rondon, OSU Extension
- Steve Van Vleet, WSU Extension
- Stuart Reitz, OSU Extension
- Mary Corp, OSU Extension
For more information, please contact OSU Extension Service:
Sponsored by WSARE, OSU, OSU Extension, and WSU.
For more information on spotted wing drosophila and other insect pests of the region see: