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4-H clover 4-H entomology project

three young entomologists look at a sample

Entomology is the study of insects. There are more insects on earth than there are people. Butterflies, dragonflies, bees, cockroaches, bed bugs and flies are just a few. Insects play a big part in our earth's ecosystem and food supply.

What can you do?

In the entomology project, you can:

  • Study a species of insect.
  • Explore diseases transmitted by insects.
  • Learn about threats to insect survival.
  • Investigate the benefits of insects - like pollinators. 

These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project. 

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