Field Entomology 2014
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
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
Field Notebook Assignments:
Course Flickr page:
Please add your name or initials to any photos you upload (in the description or tags).
|July 7|| Introduction, collecting methods
|July 9|| Overview of orders
|Fenton river|| Borror&White|
Editor's note, Preface, pgs 1-22
|July 11|| Pinning and preservation
|Open lab for pinning|| Borror&White|
|July 14|| Morphology and illustration
External Anatomy handout
|#1: Orders, collecting, pinning||Grass behind TLS|| Morphology links|
|July 16|| 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|| Merrow Meadow Park
NATIONAL MOTH WEEK:
Night collecting trip
|July 25*|| Trichoptera, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea, Phasmatodea
| Fenton River
|July 27*|| Hemiptera
|July 30|| Coleoptera
|#3: Families through July 27||Spring Manor Farm|
|August 1|| Megaloptera, Neuroptera
|Collection check-in||HEEP Trail|
|August 3|| Hymenoptera
|August 6|| Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera
|#4: Families through August 3||Merrow Meadow|
|August 8|| Insects as pets
|August 10|| Insects in culture
|August 13|| Insects as food
|#5: Families through August 10, fun lectures||Insect Banquet|
|August 15|| Jeopardy Game
Due: Live Insect Project (midnight)
|August 17||Due: Collections (midnight)||FINAL EXAM||Open Lab|
' * ' = National Moth Week. Night-time collecting events will be organized throughout the week.