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*Jan. 21 W Introd to course & arthopods                Handouts
*26 M Introd. to Insecta                                      Handouts
*28 W Importance of Medical Entomology      Handouts
*Feb.  2 M Morphol. & Physiol.: quick dash            Handouts
4 W         Pathogens; Blattaria, Coleoptera          Ch, 15
9 M Hemiptera                                                          Ch. 13, 14
          11 W Mites
Ch. 18, 19, 20 Mites
16 M Mites (cont.)
-same- ---
18 W Ticks
Ch. 16, 17 Ticks
23 M Ticks (cont.)
-same- ---
25 W Ticks (cont.)
-same- Mallophaga & Anoplura
Mar.  2 M Mallophaga
Ch. 12 ---
4 W Anoplura Ch. 12, 1-3 Diptera (introd.), Psychodidae, Ceratopogonidae, Culicidae
Mar. 16 M Holometabola (introd.)
Handouts, Ch. 1-3 ---
          18 W MIDTERM
          23 M    Diptera (introd.), Culicidae          Handouts, Ch. 1-3
25 W Culicidae (cont.)
-same- Tabanidae
30 M Culicidae (cont.)
-same- ---
Apr.  1 W Culicidae (cont.), mostly malaria
-same- Cyclorrhapha (immatures)
6 M More nematocerans
Ch. 4, 5, 6, 7 ---
8 W Still more nematocerans, Tabanidae
Ch. 8, 9, 10 Cyclorrhapha (adults)
        13 M Cyclorrhapha
Ch. 8, 9, 10, 11 ---
          15 W Cyclorrhapha (cont.)
-same- Siphonaptera
20 M Cyclorrhapha (concl.)
Ch. 11 ---
22 W Siphonaptera
Handouts Venomous arthropods
27 M Venomous arthropods, forensic & surgical entomology
Handouts ---
29 W Catch-up, miscellany

Revision as of 17:59, 28 January 2009

Medical Entomology EEB 4251 (W) Spring 2009


Carl Schaefer, TLS 377; 486-4455 (lab.), 423-9427 (home---emergencies or bribes only); e-mail carl.schaefer@uconn.edu. Office hours: after lectures, or by appointment.

TA: Roberta Engel BioPharm 318; 486-6215 (office); e-mail engellaoshi@yahoo.com. Office hours: Wed. 2-3, or by appointment.

Grading: lecture: 200 points; lab: 100 points Lecture: midterm=70 points; final (cumulative)=130 points (equals 200 points) Laboratory: the laboratory work (100 points) may involve some quizzes, and other work

Note on reading: The text is the latest edition of Service’s “Medical Entomology.” The chapter listings on the schedule are from the first edition, and may differ in your schedule But I know you can work it out.

W students: I will give you a separate schedule for the W sessions. You most realize that your credit, based on your writing, will be 25% of your grade; but that you must pass the W to get any credit in the entire course. If you are a W students and fail the W, you’ll get an F in the course. This has never happened in the past, and before I retire it had better not happen in the future.


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Be sure to get a 3-ring binder for lab handouts, assignments, etc.



Phylum Arthropoda (”jointed feet”)

Subphylum Trilobita (extinct, but often pretty)

Subphylum Chelinidea (2 tagmata [singular is tagma], cephlo-thorax and abdomen; uses chelicerae for feeding

Class Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs)

Class Eurypterida (extinct; dominant for 300M years)

Class Arachnida

*Order Araneae (spiders) **Order Acarina (mites, also includes ticks) *Order Scorpiones Order Phalangidae (daddy-long-legs) Order Pseudoscorpiones (small but impressive, as your TA will tell you)

Subphylum Mandibulata (2 or 3 tagmata, if 2 then head free; various bits of anatomy used for feeding, mostly by chewing or, secondarily, by sucking)

Class Crustacea (often good to eat)

Class Symphyla (small, maybe ancestor of the rest)

Class Diplopoda (second segment fused with first, so it appears to have two legs on each segment—millipedes)

Class Chilopoda (small poison jaws; centipedes)

Some call these three Classes collectively as the “Myriapoda”; poor

Class Insecta (or Hexapoda) (3 tagmata [head, thorax, abdomen, all separate], 6 legs)