ERIC Number: ED162845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Potential for Managing Various Insects and Their Habitats for Educational Purposes.
Kains, Susan G.
This masters thesis is a study of the possibilities of managing various insects for educational or esthetic purposes. The study focused on several insect groups: (1) butterflies, (2) ants, (3) ant lions, (4) tiger beetles, and (5) whirligig beetles. As part of the work on butterfly management a butterfly garden, complete with maintained mud puddles, was established and observed. The plants in this garden and the insects attracted to them are listed. Observations were recorded of the butterflies feeding on native wildflowers in the Clear Creek Valley area of Ohio and a butterfly census was taken in that area. In addition to the work done investigating the management of these insect groups, a rotting log study was done to record the succession of insects in such a microhabitat. For each of the sections of this thesis, which are like separate studies, introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections are given. Data are presented in tables. Some color photographs of insects are included as well. An index of scientific and common names of species mentioned in the paper is included. Appended is a publication generated from this work entitled "A Guide to July Butterfly - Wildflower Observing in Ohio's Clear Creek Valley and Several Adjoining Areas." (MR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio State University
Note: M.S. Dissertation, The Ohio State University; Photographs will not reproduce well; Oversize map deleted