Entomology Identification

Event Information

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Tarleton State University
Agricultural Center
Ag Mechanics 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.
 Contests Check-in by: Orientation/Contest Starts
Livestock Skillathon “Come & Go”
See rules for details
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Entomology Identification 7:45 am 8:00 am
Mohair Judging & Evaluation 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range & Pasture Grass Identification (Plant ID) 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range Evaluation 9:45 am 10:00 am
Wool Judging & Evaluation 11:15 am 11:30 pm
Awards Ceremony #1 Approximately 1:00 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Entomology, Mohair, Wool, Range Evaluation, and Range & Pasture Grass (Plant ID) contests.
Ag Product Identification 1:45 pm 2:00 pm
Awards Ceremony #2 Approximately 3:30 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Livestock Skillathon and Ag Product Identification.

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 Spring Judging Contests Rules & Guidelines

Contest Format

4‐H members will identify selected insects and complete a written examination on insects. Each part is worth 50% of the total score.

Actual insect specimens or photographs will be used in the Identification portion of the contest.  The identification portion will require a common name as well as the insect Order.

Written Exam
The written exam may include question formats such as true/false, matching or completion questions, short answer, or fill-in-the-blank. Questions will be prepared primarily from “Study Materials for 4‐H Entomology Contests.”

Tie-breakers will be designated.  If there are still ties, then spelling will be used.

  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

2020 Contest Letter – MS Wordpdf
2019 Contest Letter – MS Wordpdf

Contests Results:


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