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Train-the-Trainer Short Course
Oregon State University Extension Specialist Silvia Rondon, along with other University faculty from Oregon and Washington, conducted three training sessions in 2010, and one in May 2011. They also held an informative workshop at the Hermiston Experiment Station in June 2011.
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 created their own sample collections to use in their follow-up educational projects. These volunteers can identify insects of the Pacific Northwest and can help others do the same.
The training included many hands-on aspects:
- collecting, mounting, and identifying insects,
- using a stereo microscope, and
- using an insect key.
Training also included 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
To purchase collecting supplies, visit BioQuip.
- Hermiston Ag Research Center/Extension Office, 2121 S 1st St, Hermiston, OR 97838
- Silvia Rondon, OSU Extension Entomologist, and
- Chris Marshal, OSU Entomology Taxonomist.
- Mary Corp, OSU Extension
- Steve Van Vleet, WSU Extension
For more information, please contact OSU Extension Service:
Funding for this course was provided in part by WSARE.
For more information on spotted wing drosophila and other insect pests of the region see: