How To Study Living Animals

Where to look for Various Insects

Grasshoppers, locusts, katydids.

Look along roadsides, waste places, gardens, especially weedy ones, weedy lots, and grassy meadows and pastures herunterladen.


Under old boards, along the edges of board or stone walks, along fences.


Same locations as for crickets, and also on flowering plants, under loose bark of trees and stumps, in rotten logs, etc herunterladen. For water beetles drag edges of ponds and streams.

Dragon flies.

Along water-courses, ponds, and swamps. Drag ponds and ditches for larvæ microsoft office kostenlos downloaden vollversion deutsch chip.


On flowering plants, especially on large patches of wild asters, golden-rods, and thistles.


Sandy stretches,—especially along the water,—among flowering plants, under the eaves and roofs of outbuildings. Nests may be found in these latter places.

Butterflies and moths.

In fields where there are many flowering plants; look carefully on the leaves of plants for caterpillars, and for eggs. Also look very carefully on the under side of leaves, on twigs, and on the bark of trees for chrysalids of butterflies and cocoons of moths.


In same locations as for bees and grasshoppers and water beetles. Also on fruit.


On the fresh growing tops of plants.

Tree hoppers.

On trees and shrubs. Hold your net on the under side of branches and shake the branch vigorously.


Around decaying substances, as garbage, fruit, etc.; on flowering plants.


Sandy waste places, decayed logs, along walks, often in kitchens.

Note.—At night many kinds of insects fly around electric lights or into open windows, attracted by the light and may easily be collected.