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 Description

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:
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Date Topics Quiz Field trip Readings
July 7 Introduction, collecting methods
July 9 Overview of orders
July 11 Pinning and preservation
July 14 Morphology and illustration
Quiz 1-Orders, collecting, pinning
July 16 Entognatha, Archaeognatha, Thysanura, Ephemeroptera, Odonata
July 18 Plecoptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera, Psocoptera
July 21 Lepidoptera
Quiz 2 X
July 23 Trichoptera, Blattodea, Isoptera, Mantodea, Phasmatodea
July 25 Hemiptera
July 28 Coleoptera
Quiz 3 X
July 30 Megaloptera, Neuroptera
August 1 Hymenoptera
August 4 Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera
Quiz 4 X
August 6 Insects as pets
August 8 Insects in culture