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Event may be canceled or changed to an on-line format based on safety recommendations regarding COVID-19. All registered participants will be notified and we will post updates here.  

The 4-H State Insectathon Event provides 4-H youth with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of the entomology world.

Registration opens in 4-H Online on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and closes on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

This event is opened to Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Each county may send up to two teams plus two individuals in each 4-H age level to compete in the state event. A total of 30 youth may represent each county. Teams consist of 3-4 members. 

Photo of youth holding a scorpion

All levels will compete in the same five sections of the contest but each age division will have different sets of study materials. Where possible, contest materials will be tailored to fit each age division.

WhenJanuary 29, 2022
Where UF Entomology Steinmetz Hall, 1881 Natural Area Dr. Gainesville, FL 32608
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Contest Begins
1:00 pm Awards

Please bring a picnic to enjoy at the Natural Area Teaching Lab picnic area and hiking trails. The Florida Musuem of Natural History (free) and the Butterfly Rainforest (admission cost) are also within walking distance. 

  • Insect Art Contest
  • Entomology ID & Skillathon Contest

Entomology ID & Skillathon Contest Stations


Dr. Rebecca Baldwin