Field Entomology

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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

Academic Integrity:
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: (coming soon)
Field Notebook Assignments: (coming soon)
Current Events: (coming soon)
Live Insect Project: (coming soon)
Collection Instructions: (coming soon)
Course Flickr page: UConn Field Entomology 2012

Date Topics Quiz Field trip Readings
July 9 Introduction, collecting methods
Pdficon small.gifLecture 1
Cemetary + W lot
July 11 Overview of orders Fenton river
July 13 Pinning and preservation behind TLS
July 16 Morphology and illustration #1: Orders, collecting, pinning TBD
July 18 Entognatha, Archaeognatha, Zygentoma, Ephemeroptera, Odonata TLS boiler room, around campus
July 20 Plecoptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera, Phasmatodea Fenton river - aquatics
July 23* Lepidoptera #2: Families through July 20, morphology and illustration Eagleville Reservoir trail
July 25* Trichoptera, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea Spring Manor Farm 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.