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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 4250 - General Entomology</span><br><br>
 
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 4250 - General Entomology</span><br><br>
<span style="font-size: large">Fall 2012</span> <br><br>
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<span style="font-size: large">Fall 2014</span> <br><br>
 
<span style="font-size: small">'''Day/Time:''' Tuesday+Thursday 12:30-3:30<br>
 
<span style="font-size: small">'''Day/Time:''' Tuesday+Thursday 12:30-3:30<br>
 
'''Place:''' Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313<br>
 
'''Place:''' Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313<br>
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*Gullan, P. J. and P. S. Cranston. 2010. The Insects:  An Outline of Entomology. Fourth Ed. Blackwell Science, Oxford, England. <br>
 
*Gullan, P. J. and P. S. Cranston. 2010. The Insects:  An Outline of Entomology. Fourth Ed. Blackwell Science, Oxford, England. <br>
 
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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
 
The lectures provide a broad introduction to insect diversity, phylogeny, structure and function, behavior, ecology, and conservation. The laboratory stresses sight identification and natural history of 120 common insect families.  The collection requirement connects the lecture and laboratory by linking lecture topics, and especially insect behavior and ecology, to Connecticut’s extraordinary insect fauna.
 
The lectures provide a broad introduction to insect diversity, phylogeny, structure and function, behavior, ecology, and conservation. The laboratory stresses sight identification and natural history of 120 common insect families.  The collection requirement connects the lecture and laboratory by linking lecture topics, and especially insect behavior and ecology, to Connecticut’s extraordinary insect fauna.
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== Syllabus and Course Materials==
 
== Syllabus and Course Materials==
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'''Full Syllabus:''' {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Syllabus_2012%2028%20August.docx}}Syllabus 2012<br>
 
'''Full Syllabus:''' {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Syllabus_2012%2028%20August.docx}}Syllabus 2012<br>
  
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/live%20insect%20project.docx}}Live Insect Project
 
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'''Collection Guidelines'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Collection%20Grading%202012.doc}}Collection Grading 2012.doc<br>
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'''Collection Tips'''<br>
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1) Ensure your name is clearly written on all boxes.<br>
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2) Please keep your vials in an easy-to-access container.<br>
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3) You must hand in a printed spreadsheet (found on the course website) along with your collection. Your name must be on it. The written families should be in the same order as the specimens in your boxes.<br>
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4) Don't forget about the ecological labels. Think about them carefully, this is an easy way to make mistakes if you rush.<br>
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5) Put the labels in the right order on the pin. Locality label on top, then species label (if needed), then ecological label (if needed), then family label (if it's the first in the row). Labels should be in line with the specimen and take up as little space as possible and still be legible. They should all be facing the same direction.<br>
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6) Organization of orders/families within the box is unimportant, as long as it is clear. Try to condense to as few boxes as possible.<br>
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7) Remember that the curation guidelines are to ensure that your specimens are "museum ready" - they might be your longest legacy on earth. Think about how beautifully well organized Dave's collection is upstairs, and the main collection next door. Look at your specimens and ask if they are ready to be seamlessly integrated into a museum collection.<br>
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8) Don't fret too much about a bad specimen (missing legs, etc) if it's the only one you have. Damaged specimens are still valuable if properly labeled.<br>
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9) Moderate trading is encouraged.<br>
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10) Some specimens will be taken and added to the main collection (you should take this as a compliment, I had several of my specimens taken). If you have a favorite specimen you are particularly attached to, like something you raised as a pet, leave a note on your spreadsheet. <br>
 
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| Oct 4 || Nervous system and sensory organs II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Nervous%20System%20I%20DW_2012.pdf}}Nervous System || || Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2012_hemiptera%20III_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 12 || C+G chapter 4<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_metamorphosis_chapter8.pdf}}Insect Lives, Chapter 8 (Metamorphosis)<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k_oKK4Teco Regulatin' genes]
 
| Oct 4 || Nervous system and sensory organs II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Nervous%20System%20I%20DW_2012.pdf}}Nervous System || || Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2012_hemiptera%20III_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 12 || C+G chapter 4<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_metamorphosis_chapter8.pdf}}Insect Lives, Chapter 8 (Metamorphosis)<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k_oKK4Teco Regulatin' genes]
 
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| Oct 9 || Insect behavior || || Open lab<br>Bug jeopardy ||
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| Oct 9 || Nervous System II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/nervous%20system%20DW_2012.pdf}}Nervous System II || || Open lab<br>Bug jeopardy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/bug%20jeopardy_1_2012.xls}}Bug Jeopardy file || G+C chapter 4<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Judson%20chapter%206.PDF}}Judson chapter 6<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Judson%20chapter%207%20first%20essays.PDF}}Judson chapter 7<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fx-YgcP8Gg Penis fencing]
 
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| Oct 11 || Microcosmos (80 minutes) || '''Quiz 5''': Hemimetabola || Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera ||
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| Oct 11 || Nervous System continued<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/nervous%20system%20DW_2012.pdf}}Nervous System continued || '''Quiz 5''': Hemimetabola || Megaloptera, Neuroptera<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2014%20-%20megaloptera%20and%20neuroptera%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 14|| G+C Chapter 12<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Eisner_Love%20Potions_2012.PDF}}Eisner, Love Potions<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYp_Xi4AtAQ Mantids mating]
 
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| Oct 16 || Social insects || || Coleoptera I ||
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| Oct 16 || Behavior<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Behavior%20I%20DW_2012.pdf}}Behavior || || Strepsiptera, Coleoptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab15_coleoptera_1_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 15 ||
 
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| Oct 18 || Social insects<br> Phytophagous insects || || Coleoptera II<br>Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory<br>Greenhouse tour ||
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| Oct 18 || Social insects<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Social%20Behavior%20DW_2012.pdf}}Social insects || || Coleoptera II<br>Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory<br>Greenhouse tour<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2016_Coleoptera_II_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 16 || G+C Chapter 11<br>OPTIONAL Nowak et al. (2010)
 
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| Oct 23 || Phytophagous insects || || Coleoptera III ||
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| Oct 23 || Phytophagous insects<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20plants%201%20DW_2012.pdf}}Insects and Plants 1  || || Coleoptera III<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2017_coleoptera%20III_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 17 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_For%20Love%20of%20Insects_2012.PDF}}For Love of Insects<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_Insect%20Lives_2012.PDF}}Insect Lives
 
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| Oct 25 || Insects and plants<br>Herbivory and plant defense || || Coleoptera IV<br>Special Lab Topic: ghost moths and other scary insects ||
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| Oct 25 || Insects and plants<br>Herbivory and plant defense<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20II%20DW_2012.pdf}}Insects and Plants II || || Coleoptera review<br>Special Lab Topic<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Halloween%20Insects%20DW_2012.pdf}}Halloween Insects||
 
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| Oct 30 || Forensic entomology (Dr. William Krinsky) || || Trichoptera, Lepidoptera I<br>Bug jeopardy II ||
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| Oct 30 || Hurricane Sandy had other ideas. || || ||
 
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| Nov 1 || '''MIDTERM 2''' || '''Quiz 6''': Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, and Coleoptera || Lepidoptera II<br> Special Lab Topic: silk ||
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| Nov 1 || || '''Quiz 6''': Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, and Coleoptera || Trichoptera, Lepidoptera I&II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab19_Trichoptera%20and%20Lepidoptera%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 19||
 
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| Nov 6 || Insects: the hunted and their defenses || || Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I ||
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| Nov 6 || '''MIDTERM 2'''  || || Guest Lecture - Forensic Entomology ||
 
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| Nov 8 || Entomophagous insects || || Diptera II ||
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| Nov 8 || Insect and plants continued<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20II%202012.pdf}}Insects and Plants III || Collection Check #2 || Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2021_mecoptera%20siphonaptera%20diptera%20I%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 21 || G+C Chapter 14
 
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| Nov 13 || Chemical ecology of insects (Scott Smedley) || || Diptera III ||
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| Nov 13 || Chemical ecology of insects (Scott Smedley) || || Diptera continued<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2022_diptera%20continued%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 22 ||
 
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| Nov 15 || Medical & veterinary entomology || || Open lab ||
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| Nov 15 || Insect Defenses<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Defenses%20II_2012.pdf}}Insect Defenses || || '''Bug Banquet'''<br>Bug Jeopardy || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20PNAS-2010-Janzen-0912122107.pdf}}Janzen reading<br>G+C Chapter 13
 
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| Nov 27 || Medical & veterinary entomology || '''Quiz 7''': Mecopteroidea || Hymenoptera I ||
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| Nov 27 || Entomophagous Insects<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Entomophagous_Insects_2012_updated.pdf}}Entomophagous Insects || || Hymenoptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2024_hymenoptera%201_BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 24 ||
 
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| Nov 29 || Insect ecology || || Hymenoptera II ||
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| Nov 29 || Medical Entomology<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Medical%20Entomology%202012.pdf}}Medical Entomology ||'''Quiz 7''': Mecopteroidea || Hymenoptera II ||G+C Chapter 15<br>[http://caterpillar-eyespots.blogspot.com Caterpillar Eyespots]<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/the%20ant%20and%20the%20acacia%20tree.PDF}}The Ant and the Acacia Tree<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/why%20did%20God%20make%20flies.PDF}}Why Did God Make Flies?
 
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| Dec 4 || Pest management and biological control || || Open lab ||
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| Dec 4 || Medical Entomology<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Medical%20Entomology%202012_part2.ppt}} Medical Entomology<br>Insect Ecology and Pest Management<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Ecology%20and%20Pest%20Management%202012.pdf}}Insect Ecology and Pest Management || || Open lab || G+C Chapter 16
 
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| Dec 6 || Insect conservation || '''LAB PRACTICUM''' || Open lab ||
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| Dec 6 || Insect Ecology{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Ecology%20and%20Pest%20Management%202012%20Part%20II.pdf}}Insect Ecology and Pest Management 2012 Part II<br>Insect conservation<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Conservation%202012.pdf}}Insect conservation || '''LAB PRACTICUM''' || Open lab ||
 
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| TBA || ''' FINAL EXAM''' || || ||
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| Dec 14 || ''' FINAL EXAM'''<br>10:30-12:30 || '''COLLECTION DUE'''<br>Midnight<br>(must absolutely be done before I come in Saturday morning)|| ||
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EEB 4250 - General Entomology

Fall 2014

Day/Time: Tuesday+Thursday 12:30-3:30
Place: Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313
Credits: 4
Instructor: David Wagner

Life Sciences Rm 471
860-486-2139 and 860-942-1796 (cell)
Office hours: 10 MWF and as available

TA: Brigette Zacharczenko

Life Sciences Rm 473
518-573-3091 (cell)
Office hours: as available (email for appointment)

Textbook:

  • Borror, DJ and RE White, 1970. Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico.
  • Gullan, P. J. and P. S. Cranston. 2010. The Insects: An Outline of Entomology. Fourth Ed. Blackwell Science, Oxford, England.


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Introduction

The lectures provide a broad introduction to insect diversity, phylogeny, structure and function, behavior, ecology, and conservation. The laboratory stresses sight identification and natural history of 120 common insect families. The collection requirement connects the lecture and laboratory by linking lecture topics, and especially insect behavior and ecology, to Connecticut’s extraordinary insect fauna.

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.

Disabilities:
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

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