EEB 4252 - Field Entomology
Summer Session II 2012
Day,Time: MWF, 9am-12pm
Dates: July 9 - August 17
Place: Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313
Credits: 3 (open to majors and non-majors)
Instructor: Brigette Zacharczenko
Borror, DJ and RE White, 1970. Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico.
You may think that humans rule the world, but it is really the insects! In this course you will learn techniques for collecting and identifying insects, as well as why everyone should pay more attention to our six legged friends. Assignments are designed to hone your observational skills and creativity.
Course Procedures and Policies
Plagiarism and cheating are violations of the student conduct code, and may be punished by failure in the course or, in severe cases, dismissal from the University. For more information, see Appendix A of the Student Conduct Code.
If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, you should contact a course instructor and the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201) within the first two weeks of the semester.
Syllabus and Course Materials
Full Syllabus: Syllabus.pdf
Field Notebook Assignments:
Current Events: Current_events.pdf
Live Insect Project: Live_insect_project.pdf
Collection Instructions: Collection_instructions.pdf
Course Flickr page: UConn Field Entomology 2012
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|July 9|| Introduction, collecting methods
|Cemetery field and woods|
|July 11|| Overview of orders
|Fenton river|| Borror&White|
Editor's note, Preface, pgs 1-22
|July 13|| Pinning and preservation
|Open lab for pinning|| Borror&White|
|July 16|| Morphology and illustration
External Anatomy handout
|#1: Orders, collecting, pinning||Grass behind TLS|| Morphology links|
|July 18|| Entognatha, Archaeognatha, Thysanura, Ephemeroptera, Odonata
| TLS inside and outside
Lab time to examine soil specimens
|Odonata of Ecuador|
|July 20|| Plecoptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera, Psocoptera
| Rained out!
UConn Collections Facility
| Electronic Field Guide to Aquatic Stream Insects|
|July 23*|| Lepidoptera
|#2: Families through July 20, morphology and illustration|| Spring Manor Farm trail
NATIONAL MOTH WEEK:
Night collecting trip
|July 25*||Trichoptera, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea, Phasmatodea||Eagleville Reservoir trail|
|July 27*||Hemiptera||Hilltop Hiking trail|
|July 30||Coleoptera||#3: Families through July 27||Fenton River - set traps|
|August 1||Megaloptera, Neuroptera||Collection check-in||Fenton River - check traps|
|August 3||Hymenoptera||Mansfield Hollow|
|August 6||Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera||#4: Families through August 3||Merrow Meadow|
|August 8||Insects as pets||UConn Collections Facility|
|August 10||Insects in culture||Open lab|
|August 13||Insects as food||#5: Families through August 10, fun lectures||Insect Banquet|
|August 15||Open lab|
|August 17||Due: Collections, Field Notebook||Lab Practical|
' * ' = National Moth Week. Night-time collecting events will be organized throughout the week.