Field Entomology 2014

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EEB 4252 - Field Entomology

Summer Session II 2014

Day,Time: MWF, 9am-12pm
Dates: July 7 - August 8
Place: Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313
Credits: 3 (open to majors and non-majors)
Instructor: Elizabeth Wade, Ph.D.
Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico.


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:
Field Notebook Assignments:
Current Events:
Collection Instructions:
Course Flickr page:
Please add your name or initials to any photos you upload (in the description or tags).


Pdficon small.gifLabel Template
Pdficon small.gifExcel spreadsheet for collection

Date Topics Quiz Field trip Readings
July 9 Introduction, collecting methods
Pdficon small.gifLecture 1
Cemetery field and woods
July 11 Overview of orders
Pdficon small.gifLecture 2
Fenton river Borror&White
Editor's note, Preface, pgs 1-22
July 13 Pinning and preservation
Pdficon small.gifLecture 3
Open lab for pinning Borror&White
pgs 23-46
July 16 Morphology and illustration
Pdficon small.gifLecture 4
Pdficon small.gifExternal Anatomy handout
#1: Orders, collecting, pinning Grass behind TLS Morphology links
July 18 Entognatha, Archaeognatha, Thysanura, Ephemeroptera, Odonata
Pdficon small.gifLecture 5
TLS inside and outside
Lab time to examine soil specimens
Odonata of Ecuador
July 20 Plecoptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera, Psocoptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 6
Rained out!
UConn Collections Facility
Electronic Field Guide to Aquatic Stream Insects
UConn Collections
July 23* Lepidoptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 7
#2: Families through July 20, morphology and illustration Merrow Meadow Park
Night collecting trip
July 25* Trichoptera, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea, Phasmatodea
Pdficon small.gifLecture 8
Fenton River
Aquatic trip
July 27* Hemiptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 9
Lab day
July 30 Coleoptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 10
#3: Families through July 27 Spring Manor Farm
August 1 Megaloptera, Neuroptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 11
Collection check-in HEEP Trail
August 3 Hymenoptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 12
Moss Sanctuary
August 6 Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera
Pdficon small.gifLecture 13
#4: Families through August 3 Merrow Meadow
August 8 Insects as pets
Pdficon small.gifLecture 14
HEEP Trail
August 10 Insects in culture
Pdficon small.gifLecture 15
Open lab
August 13 Insects as food
Pdficon small.gifLecture 16
#5: Families through August 10, fun lectures Insect Banquet
August 15 Jeopardy Game
Due: Live Insect Project (midnight)
Open Lab
August 17 Due: Collections (midnight) FINAL EXAM Open Lab

' * ' = National Moth Week. Night-time collecting events will be organized throughout the week.