Classroom Activities

Insect Identification Links

UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab

Aquatic Insects of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Butterflies

Bug Guide

Bug Finder

Insect Based Citizen Science Projects Links

Lost Ladybug Project

Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project

Project Monarch Health

Bee Spotter

The Great Sunflower Project (bees)

 Bee Hunt

Dragonfly Swarm Project

School of Ants

Firefly Watch

Grow Your Own Cecropia Moths View the PDF

Pollinator Activity Book View the PDF

Origami Insects Visit the page

Insect Books

  • Eyewitness Books: Insects. Discover their behavior, anatomy and important role in Earth’s Ecology. Random House, Inc. New York. ISBN 0-679-80441-2. ($19)
  • Megabugs. The Natural History Museum Book of Insects (great pictures and text about how insects survive, what they eat, locomotion, and why they are so small). Barnes and Noble Books, New York. ISBN 1-56619-951-4.
  • Butterfly Book. The complete guide to butterfly gardening, identification, behavior and life cycle. Little Brown and Company, New York. ISBN 0-316-81780-5. ($13)
  • Ranger Rick’s Incredible Insects. Fun outdoor activities and indoor activity sheets about insects. Learning Triangle Press, New York. ISBN 0-07047102-9. ($13)
  • The Practical Entomologist. An introductory guide to observing, collecting and understanding insects. A Fireside Book, New York. ISBN 0-671-7495-2. ($15)
  • The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook. How to cook grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders and more. Ten Speed Press, California. ISBN 0-89815-977-6. ($13)
  • The Icky Bug Alphabet Book. Great pictures and facts for young kids. Charlesbridge Publishing, Massachusetts. ISBN 0-88106-450-5. ($7)