Entomology Identification

Event Information

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Tarleton State University
Agricultural Center
Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!)
County Road 518
Stephenville, TX  76401

The GPS coordinates you can use are 32.237415, -98.201903.


Registration opens at 7:30 am and will be open all day. Registration will be at the Tarleton Agricultural Center Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!).
  Check-in by: Orientation/Contest Starts
Entomology Identification 7:45 am 8:00 am
Mohair Judging & Evaluation 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range & Pasture Grass Identification 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range Evaluation 9:45 am 10:00 am
Wool Judging & Evaluation 11:45 am 12:00 pm
Ag Product Identification 1:45 pm 2:00 pm
Awards Approximately 3:30 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation.
Livestock Skillathon

  • There will also be a Livestock Skillathon offered.
  • Specific rules and times will be forth coming.
  • Live animal evaluation or handling may be included.
  • Times
    • It will be flexible to allow contestants to participate in other contests.
    • Most likely times will be in the morning between 8 am and 12 noon.
    • It will most likely be a “come and go” contest where there is not a specific time that all contestants will be required to report.
    • All contestants that are designated as a team will have to enter the contest at the same time.

Printable Schedule (pdf)

Entry Fee:


This contest provides an opportunity for 4‐H members to explore the exciting world of insects and helps them become familiar with common insects in their area. It introduces members to the concept of classification and grouping objects or living organisms according to the physical characteristics they share. The additional bonus is that while learning the name of each insect, 4‐H members gain an understanding of its biology and behavior.

Rules & Guidelines

District 8 4-H Rules & Guidelines

Contest Format

  • 4‐H members will identify selected insects and complete a written examination on insects. Questions will be selected primarily from “Study Materials for 4‐H Entomology Contests.”
  • The written exam may include question formats such as true/false, matching, short answer, or fill-in-the-blank.
  • The identification portion will require a common name as well as the insect Order.
  Written Exam Identification of Insects
Junior 20 questions 5 insects
Intermediate 30 questions 10 insects
Senior 50 points 25 insects


Contest Study Materials


Agent Information

Contest Letter (MS Word)
Contest Letter (pdf)

Contests Results:


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