|Endangered Species: Stonefly
A Christiansburg Elementary Project
Submitted by Phillip
Christiansburg Elementary School, Christiansburg, U.S.A.
Photography courtesy of Virginia's Endangered Species
Why Study This Topic?
My topic is the Stonefly. The Stonefly is an invertebrate,
an insect. . It is one of the endangered species of the world. I did this
animal, because I am interested in insects, and they are a rare species.
Another reason is it's endangered, and I want to know all I possibly can
What Was Already Known
Before I did research on this animal, I already knew
it was an insect. The reason it is endangered is because the people pollute
our wetlands. The pollution has an effect on the Stonefly's habitat. Another
reason is that all the roads people make near the water is killing the
plants it eats.
Search for Information
. The only place I searched was information taken from
a computer which I got from my teacher. I got two pieces of paper full
of information on this insect. The problems I had was I couldn't find enough
information to do this report.
The Stonefly's body structure is typical of the body
for this animal with a length of 6.0-7.0 millimeters.. The shape of the
Stonefly is like a carrot with arms. The color of its body is brown. Itshead
is light brown with darker ridges. Its legs are yellowish brown. Its abdomen
has a reddish-brown tinge.
It can be both a carnivore ( meat eater) or an herbivore
(plant eater). This insect is known to live in Tom's Creek, Blacksburg
which is in Montgomery County, Virginia. There, this Stonefly lives under
a canopy of trees.
Reasons for Endangerment
No information provided.
To restore this insect, people need to sample the
water to see what is living in it and where it is not living. Then they
need to make a plan to save these insects. .
What Was Learned
I learned that the fly was endangered, and that it
can live in water as an nymph and on land as an adult. No actions have
been taken, that I know of, to help the Stonefly.
Conclusions From Research
From this paper, I have learned how to write better
and do better reports.
Terwilliger, Karen.1991. "Virginia's Endangered
Species" pp. 214,215
to Insect page.
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