Barcode Long Island Team GCHS-2
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Wildlife & health
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Biodiversity of Insect Larvae During Fall and Spring in the Garden City Bird Sanctuary
Hannah Lam, Jennifer Roller
Garden City High School, Nassau
Steven Gordon


Our project for Barcode Long Island consists of going to the Garden City Bird Sanctuary intending to take samples of pond water, looking for different types of insect larvae. We will be doing this in both the fall and the spring, examining the differences. From Oxford Languages, larva(e) is defined as the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between an egg and a pupa: which is an insect in its inactive immature form between larva and adult.On Long Island, it is not out of the ordinary to find insect larvae living in ponds, in fact, it is quite common. Since these types of insect larvae are frequently found in Long Island ponds, we expect to find some samples of these during our research trip to the Garden City Bird Sanctuary. At the bird sanctuary there is a small pond fit for our experiment. The purpose of this project is to take the larvae, examine it using methods like the Silica Method, and PCR testing.


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