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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 2016</span> <br><br>
<span style="font-size: small">'''Day/Time:''' Tuesday+Thursday 12:30-3:30<br>
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<span style="font-size: small">'''Day/Time:''' Tuesday+Thursday Lecture 12:30-1:20 Lab 1:30 3:30<br>
 
'''Place:''' Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313<br>
 
'''Place:''' Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313<br>
 
'''Credits:''' 4<br/>
 
'''Credits:''' 4<br/>
 
'''Instructor: [mailto:david.wagner@uconn.edu David Wagner]'''<br>
 
'''Instructor: [mailto:david.wagner@uconn.edu David Wagner]'''<br>
:Life Sciences Rm 471<br>
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:Torrey Life Sciences Rm 471<br>
 
:860-486-2139 and 860-942-1796 (cell)<br>
 
:860-486-2139 and 860-942-1796 (cell)<br>
 
:Office hours: 10 MWF and as available<br>
 
:Office hours: 10 MWF and as available<br>
'''TA: [mailto:brigette.zacharczenko@gmail.com Brigette Zacharczenko]'''<br>
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'''TA: [mailto:kevin.keegan@uconn.edu Kevin Keegan]'''<br>
:Life Sciences Rm 473<br>
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:Torrey Life Sciences Rm 461<br>
:518-573-3091 (cell)<br>
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:617-272-5054 (cell)<br>
 
:Office hours: as available (email for appointment)<br>
 
:Office hours: as available (email for appointment)<br>
 
'''Textbook:'''<br>
 
'''Textbook:'''<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==
'''Full Syllabus:''' {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Syllabus_2012%2028%20August.docx}}Syllabus 2012<br>
 
  
'''Course Flickr page:''' [http://www.flickr.com/photos/86216499@N04 UConnGenEnt2012]<br>
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'''Lab Facebook page:''' [https://www.facebook.com/groups/414019895313511 Lab Facebook page]<br>
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|Midterms (100 pts each) || 200 pts
'''Lab information'''<br>
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You may work on your collection in the lab outside of class time at these times:<br>
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|Final || 175 pts
*Mondays and Fridays after 10am
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*Tuesdays and Thursdays before or after class<br>
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|Collection || 300 pts
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|7 lab quizzes (25 pts each), attendance (25 pts) and participation (25 pts) || 225 pts
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|Lab practicum || 80 pts
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|Current events (2 articles) || 20 pts
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|Total || 1000 pts
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'''Collection Materials'''
 
'''Collection Materials'''
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/label_template.doc}}Label Template<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection.xlsx}}Collection Excel Sheet<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_grading_2016.pdf}} Collection Grading Rubric
'''Bonus Assignments'''<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/label_template_2016.doc}} Label Template<br>
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/live%20insect%20project.docx}}Live Insect Project
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection.xlsx}} Collection Excel Sheet<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/ecological_labels_2014.docx}} Ecological Labels<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_checkin_1_BVZ_2016.pdf}} Collection Check #1
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/odonate_card_template.docx}}Odonate Label Template
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_checkin_2_BVZ_2016.pdf}} Collection Check #2
 
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'''Other Assignments'''
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/live_insect_project_BVZ_2014.docx}}Live Insect Project
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| August 28 || Course overview || || Wagner Lab visit<br>Collections Facility<br>Intro to collections || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Insects_Aug%2028.pdf}}G+C Chapter 1<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Peterson_Aug%2028.pdf}}B+W pgs 4-29
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| August 30 || Course overview || || Wagner Lab visit<br>Collections Facility<br>Intro to collections || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Insects_Aug%2028.pdf}}G+C Chapter 1<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Peterson_Aug%2028.pdf}}B+W pgs 4-29
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| August 30 || Importance of insects<br>Introduction to insect diversity<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Importance%2030%20August.pdf}}Introduction|| || Insect walk<br>Collecting methods<br>Pinning<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%202%20-%20collecting%2C%20pinning.pdf}}Lab 2 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy.pdf}}G+C Chapter 2<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Joy%20of%20Formication.pdf}}The Joy of Formication
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| September 1 || Importance of insects<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Importance%201%20September.compressed.pdf}} Importance of Insects<br>Introduction to insect diversity<br>|| ||Collecting methods<br>Pinning<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%202%20-%20collecting%2C%20pinning%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Collecting and pinning <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2PslQbLK4&feature=youtu.be How to pin and spread a moth] || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy.pdf}}G+C Chapter 2<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Joy%20of%20Formication.pdf}}The Joy of Formication<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/economic_value_insects.pdf}}Economic Value of Insects
 
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| Sept 4 || Insect body I: external anatomy<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Anatomy%20I_2012.pdf}}External anatomy I || '''Quiz 1''': Insect Collecting || Overview of Insect Orders<br> Pinning demonstration<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%203%20-%20orders.pdf}}Lab 3 ||
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| Sept 6 || Insect adaptations|| '''Quiz 1''': Insect Collecting || Fenton Trip <br>||
 
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| Sept 6 || Insect body II: external anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Anatomy%20II_2012.pdf}}External anatomy II || || External Grasshopper Anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%204%20-%20morphology%20and%20illustration.pdf}}Lab 4 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/internal%20anatomy.pdf}}G+C Chapter 3
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| Sept 8 || External Anatomy I<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20I_8%20September%202016.compressed.pdf}} External Anatomy I<br>|| || Insect Orders <br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%203%20-%20orders%20handout_2016_DLW.pdf}}Insect Orders Handout <br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%204%20-%20orders%20KK_2016.pdf}}Insect Orders Slides <br>||
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/So%20Great%20the%20Excitement%20Alfred%20Russel%20Wallace.pdf}}So Great the Excitement by Alfred Russell Wallace <br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/bombardier.pdf}}Bombardier - Thomas Eisner
 
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| Sept 7-9 || || || Great Mountain Forest Trip ||
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| Sept 9-11 || || || Great Mountain Forest Trip ||
 
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| Sept 11 || Insect body III: external anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/anatomy%20III_2012_updated.pdf}}External anatomy III || '''Quiz 2''': Insect Orders || Internal anatomy dissection<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%205%20-%20internal%20anatomy.pdf}}Lab 5  || [http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/virtual-roach/ Virtual Cockroach]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyFncIGjcQY Ant losing wings]
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| Sept 13 || External Anatomy II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20II_13%20September%202016.compressed.pdf}}External Anatomy II<br>|| '''Quiz 2''': Insect Orders || External anatomy<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/morphology.pdf}}Illustration and External Anatomy||  
 
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| Sept 13 || Internal anatomy I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Anatomy%20IV_2012.pdf}}Internal anatomy I || || Aquatic insects<br>Aquatic field trip<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%206%20-%20aquatic%20insects.pdf}}Lab 6 ||
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| Sept 15 || External Anatomy III<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20III_15%20September%202016.compressed.pdf}} External Anatomy III<br>|| || Internal Anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%206%20-%20internal%20anatomy%20KK_2016.pdf}}Internal Anatomy|| G+C Chapter 3<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Fatal_Attraction.pdf}} Fatal Attraction by May Berenbaum <br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_spiderlove.pdf}} Spider Love by Richard Contiff
 
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| Sept 18 || Internal anatomy II<br> Geologic history I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Fossil%20History%20I%202012.pdf}}Anatomy and Geologic History || '''Quiz 3''': Insect Anatomy || Non-insect arthropods<br> Early hexapods:  Entognatha, Apterygota, Ephemeroptera, Odonata<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%207%20-%20non%20hexapods%20and%20early%20hexapods.pdf}}Lab 7 || G+C Chapter 7<br>G+C Chapter 6
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| Sept 20 || Internal Anatomy I<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%207_Intern%20Anat%20I.compressed.pdf}}Internal Anatomy I|| '''Quiz 3''': Insect Anatomy || Aquatics Field Trip|| G+C Chapter 3
 
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| Sept 20 || Geologic history II<br> Higher classification of insects<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Fossil%20History%20II%20DW_2012.pdf}}Geologic history II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Phylogeny%20DW_2012.pdf}}Insect phylogeny || || Blattodea, Mantodea, Phasmatodea, Orthoptera<br>Walk to W lot<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%208%20-%20orthoptera%2C%20phasmatodea%2C%20dictyoptera%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 8 || G+C Chapter 8 (section 8.2, the rest is optional)
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| Sept 22 || Internal Anatomy II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%208_Intern%20Anat%20II.pdf}}Internal Anatomy II<br>Geologic History<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%208%20Fossil%20History.pdf}}Fossil History I|| || Non-Insect Hexapods, Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera <br> :{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%208%20-%20non%20hexapods%20and%20early%20hexapods%20KK_2016.pdf}}Non-Hexapod Arthropods, Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera|| Insect Fossil Record: G+C pp 225-236<br>Sound production and detection: G+C pp. 94-101
 
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| Sept 25 || Development and life histories<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/phylogeny%20and%20development%20DW_2012.pdf}}Development and life histories || '''Quiz 4''': Primitive insect orders+<br>Aquatic insects || Dermaptera, Plecoptera, Embioptera, Pscoptera<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%209%20-%20plecoptera%2C%20dermaptera%2C%20embioptera%2C%20psocoptera%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 9 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_sex_advice_1.PDF}}Reading part 1<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_sex_advice_2.PDF}}Reading part 2<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kjFAtqhh6g Maternal earwig]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qoq217f38 Bark lice]
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| Sept 27 ||Special Lecture: Acoustical Behavior in Insects (Dr. Charles Henry)<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/4250lec26_sound%26hearing.pdf}}Insect Sound and Hearing|| || Dictyoptera, Phasmatodea, Orthoptera<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%208%20-%20orthoptera%2C%20phasmatodea%2C%20dictyoptera2016.pdf}}Dictyoptera+Phasmatodea+Orthoptera<br>Collecting around TLS<br>||
 
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| Sept 27 || Growth and development<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%20Growth%20and%20Development%20DW_2012.pdf}}Growth and development || Collection check #1|| Phthiraptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera (aquatic)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2010%20-%20psocodea%2C%20thysanoptera%2C%20hemiptera%201%20BZ_2012.pdf}}Lab 10 ||[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyIF7eX6qmo Dragonfly]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkiU9uFwqmw Painted lady]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocephalus_borealis ZomBEE]
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| Sept 29 || '''MIDTERM 1'''|| '''Quiz 4''': Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera, and Aquatic insects || Dermaptera, Plecoptera<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%209%20-%20plecoptera%2C%20dermaptera%2C%20psocodea2016.pdf}}Dermaptera + Plecoptera||
 
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| Oct 2 || '''MIDTERM 1''' || || Hemiptera II (Heteroptera)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Hemiptera%20-%20Heteroptera%20II.pdf}}Lab 11 || [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ7J-3RiyU4 Bed bugs]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_P57QTZfk Stink bugs]
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| Oct 4 || Geologic History II; Higher Classification of Insects<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%209%20Phylogeny%202016.pdf}}Insect Phylogeny|| Collection check #1|| Psocodea, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic)<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2010%20-%20thysanoptera%2C%20hemiptera%201%20BZ_2014_dlw.compressed.pdf}}Psocodea, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic)BZ_2014_dlw.compressed.pdf|| G+C Ch. 6 through section 6.6 (we will discuss section 6.6 in class on Thursday)<br>Ch. 7 190-200 (background)<br>Ch. 7 200-207 (to Orthoptera)<br>Ch. 7 207-224 (focus on superorder treatments, scan order treatments (aspiring entomologists thoroughly read order treatments))
 
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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]
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| Oct 6 || Development and Life Histories<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2010%20Growth%20and%20Molting%202016.pdf}}Growth and Molting || || Depauperate Hemimetabola, Hemiptera II (Heteroptera)<br>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Hemiptera%20-%20Heteroptera%20II%202016.pdf}}Hemiptera II||  
 
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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 || Nervous System and Sensory Organs I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2012%20Life%20Cycles%20and%20Nervous%20System%20I%202016.pdf}}Life Cycles and Nervous System I|| || Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea)<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2013_hemiptera%20III_dlw.pdf}}Hemiptera III <br> Bug Jeopardy I||G+C Ch. 4
 
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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 13 || Nervous System and Sensory Organs II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2012%20Nervous%20System%20II%202016.pdf}}Nervous System and Sensory Organs II|| || Neuropterida<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2014%20-neuropterida%202016.pdf}}Neuropterida|| Continue G+C Ch. 4<br>G+C Ch. 12<br>Powerline Reading
 
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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 || Dr. William Krinksy -- Forensic Entomology<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Forensic_Entomology.compressed.pdf}}Forensic Entomology|| '''FIRE!''' || '''FIRE!'''||
 
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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 20 || Nervous System and Sensory Organs III<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Sensory%20System%20III_Vision%202016.pdf}}Nervous System and Sensory Organs III|| || Aquatic Insects||:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Golden_Potto.pdf}} Golden Potto -- Olivia Judson<br>Continue G+C Ch. 12
 
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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
+
| Oct 25 || Behavior I<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Behavior%20I%202016.pdf}}Behavior I 2016|| '''Quiz 5 Hemimetabola''' || Coleoptera I<br>Strepsiptera<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab15_coleoptera_2016.pdf}}Strepsiptera+Coleoptera I||
 
|-
 
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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||
+
| Oct 27 ||'''MIDTERM II'''<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Study_Guide_for_Second_Midterm%202016.pdf}}Midterm II Study Guide|| || Coleoptera II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2016_Coleoptera_II_2016.pdf}}Coleoptera II||
 
|-
 
|-
| Oct 30 || Hurricane Sandy had other ideas. || || ||
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| Nov 1 || Social Insects II; Begin Insects and Plants|| || Special Lab Topic: Ghost Moths and Other Scary Insects <br> Coleoptera III<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2017_coleoptera%20III_2016_dlw.pdf}}Coleoptera III||:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Nowak_et_al_2010.pdf}} Nowak et al. 2010<br>:
 
|-
 
|-
| 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 3 || Phytophagous Insects II|| || Work on Aquatics <br> Bug Jeopardy II|| G+C Ch. 11<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Eisner_Love%20Potions_2012.PDF}}Love Potions -- Tom Eisner
 
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| Nov 6 || '''MIDTERM 2''' || || Guest Lecture - Forensic Entomology ||
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| Nov 8 || Insects and Plants, Herbivory and Plant Defense|| '''Quiz 6''': Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, and Coleoptera||Trichoptera + Lepidoptera<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab19_Trichoptera%20and%20Lepidoptera%202016_dlw.pdf}}Trichoptera and Lepidoptera  || Continue G+C Ch. 11<br>Optional: G+C Ch. 13+14{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_tiny_pollinator_big_job.pdf}} Tiny Pollinator; Big Job<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_ant_and_acacia.pdf}} The Ant and the Acacia Tree
 
|-
 
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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 10 || Insects and Plants II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20II_2016.pdf}}Insects and Plants II|| || Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory; greenhouse tour<br>Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2021_mecoptera%20siphonaptera%20diptera%20I%202016.pdf}}Mecoptera+Siphonaptera+Diptera 1||G+C Ch. 15
 
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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 || Insects and Plants II (continued)|| Collection Check #2 || Aquatics 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 17 || Medical and Veterinary Entomology I || || Diptera II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2022_handout_Diptera-II_2016_dlw.pdf}}Diptera II|| ||
 
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| Nov 27 || Medical & veterinary entomology || || Hymenoptera I ||
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| Nov 29 || Medical and Veterinary Entomology II|| || Diptera III<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2022_handout_Diptera-III_2016.pdf}}Diptera III|| G+C Ch. 14+16
 
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| Nov 29 || Insect ecology ||'''Quiz 7''': Mecopteroidea || Hymenoptera II ||
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| Dec 1 || Insect Ecology|||| Hymenoptera I<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2024_handout_Hymenoptera-I_2016_dlw.pdf}}Hymenoptera I||:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Jerry's%20Bot%20fly.pdf}} Jerry's Bot Fly - Adrian Forsythe<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Judson%20chapter%207%20first%20essays.PDF}} Sex advice for a solitary bee - Olivia Judson
 
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| Dec 4 || Pest management and biological control || || Open lab ||
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| Dec 6 || Pest Management, Biological Control||'''Quiz 7''': Amphiesmenoptera+Mecopteroidea || Hymenoptera II<br>:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab25_Hymenoptera-II_2016.pdf}}Hymenoptera II ||
 
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| Dec 6 || Insect conservation || '''LAB PRACTICUM''' || Open lab ||
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| Dec 8 || Insect Conservation|| '''LAB PRACTICUM''' ||Open lab ||
 
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| TBA || ''' FINAL EXAM''' || || ||
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| Dec 17 || ''' FINAL EXAM'''|| '''COLLECTION DUE'''|| ||
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'''Collection Tips'''<br>
 +
1) Ensure your name is clearly written on all boxes.<br>
 +
2) Please keep your vials in an easy-to-access container.<br>
 +
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>
 +
4) Don't forget about the ecological labels. Think about them carefully, this is an easy way to make mistakes if you rush.<br>
 +
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>
 +
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>
 +
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>
 +
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>
 +
9) Moderate trading is encouraged, ideally when both trade partners receive a family/order neither of them have.<br>
 +
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 and we will try not to take it from you : ). <br>
  
 
    
 
    

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EEB 4250 - General Entomology

Fall 2016

Day/Time: Tuesday+Thursday Lecture 12:30-1:20 Lab 1:30 3:30
Place: Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313
Credits: 4
Instructor: David Wagner

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

TA: Kevin Keegan

Torrey Life Sciences Rm 461
617-272-5054 (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.


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

Item Points
Midterms (100 pts each) 200 pts
Final 175 pts
Collection 300 pts
7 lab quizzes (25 pts each), attendance (25 pts) and participation (25 pts) 225 pts
Lab practicum 80 pts
Current events (2 articles) 20 pts
Total 1000 pts


Collection Materials

Pdficon small.gif Collection Grading Rubric
Pdficon small.gif Label Template
Pdficon small.gif Collection Excel Sheet
Pdficon small.gif Ecological Labels
Pdficon small.gif Collection Check #1
Pdficon small.gifOdonate Label Template
Pdficon small.gif Collection Check #2


Other Assignments


Pdficon small.gifLive Insect Project


Date Lecture Quiz Lab Readings
August 30 Course overview Wagner Lab visit
Collections Facility
Intro to collections
Pdficon small.gifG+C Chapter 1
Pdficon small.gifB+W pgs 4-29
September 1 Importance of insects
Pdficon small.gif Importance of Insects
Introduction to insect diversity
Collecting methods
Pinning
Pdficon small.gifCollecting and pinning
How to pin and spread a moth
Pdficon small.gifG+C Chapter 2
Pdficon small.gifThe Joy of Formication
Pdficon small.gifEconomic Value of Insects
Sept 6 Insect adaptations Quiz 1: Insect Collecting Fenton Trip
Sept 8 External Anatomy I
:Pdficon small.gif External Anatomy I
Insect Orders
Pdficon small.gifInsect Orders Handout
Pdficon small.gifInsect Orders Slides

Pdficon small.gifSo Great the Excitement by Alfred Russell Wallace
Pdficon small.gifBombardier - Thomas Eisner

Sept 9-11 Great Mountain Forest Trip
Sept 13 External Anatomy II
:Pdficon small.gifExternal Anatomy II
Quiz 2: Insect Orders External anatomy
:Pdficon small.gifIllustration and External Anatomy
Sept 15 External Anatomy III
:Pdficon small.gif External Anatomy III
Internal Anatomy
Pdficon small.gifInternal Anatomy
G+C Chapter 3
Pdficon small.gif Fatal Attraction by May Berenbaum
Pdficon small.gif Spider Love by Richard Contiff
Sept 20 Internal Anatomy I
:Pdficon small.gifInternal Anatomy I
Quiz 3: Insect Anatomy Aquatics Field Trip G+C Chapter 3
Sept 22 Internal Anatomy II
:Pdficon small.gifInternal Anatomy II
Geologic History
:Pdficon small.gifFossil History I
Non-Insect Hexapods, Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera
 :Pdficon small.gifNon-Hexapod Arthropods, Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera
Insect Fossil Record: G+C pp 225-236
Sound production and detection: G+C pp. 94-101
Sept 27 Special Lecture: Acoustical Behavior in Insects (Dr. Charles Henry)
:Pdficon small.gifInsect Sound and Hearing
Dictyoptera, Phasmatodea, Orthoptera
:Pdficon small.gifDictyoptera+Phasmatodea+Orthoptera
Collecting around TLS
Sept 29 MIDTERM 1 Quiz 4: Entognatha, Apterygota, Palaeoptera, and Aquatic insects Dermaptera, Plecoptera
:Pdficon small.gifDermaptera + Plecoptera
Oct 4 Geologic History II; Higher Classification of Insects
:Pdficon small.gifInsect Phylogeny
Collection check #1 Psocodea, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic)
:Pdficon small.gifPsocodea, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic)BZ_2014_dlw.compressed.pdf
G+C Ch. 6 through section 6.6 (we will discuss section 6.6 in class on Thursday)
Ch. 7 190-200 (background)
Ch. 7 200-207 (to Orthoptera)
Ch. 7 207-224 (focus on superorder treatments, scan order treatments (aspiring entomologists thoroughly read order treatments))
Oct 6 Development and Life Histories
:Pdficon small.gifGrowth and Molting
Depauperate Hemimetabola, Hemiptera II (Heteroptera)
Pdficon small.gifHemiptera II||
Oct 11 Nervous System and Sensory Organs I
Pdficon small.gifLife Cycles and Nervous System I
Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea)
:Pdficon small.gifHemiptera III
Bug Jeopardy I
G+C Ch. 4
Oct 13 Nervous System and Sensory Organs II
:Pdficon small.gifNervous System and Sensory Organs II
Neuropterida
:Pdficon small.gifNeuropterida
Continue G+C Ch. 4
G+C Ch. 12
Powerline Reading
Oct 18 Dr. William Krinksy -- Forensic Entomology
:Pdficon small.gifForensic Entomology
FIRE! FIRE!
Oct 20 Nervous System and Sensory Organs III
:Pdficon small.gifNervous System and Sensory Organs III
Aquatic Insects :Pdficon small.gif Golden Potto -- Olivia Judson
Continue G+C Ch. 12
Oct 25 Behavior I
:Pdficon small.gifBehavior I 2016
Quiz 5 Hemimetabola Coleoptera I
Strepsiptera
:Pdficon small.gifStrepsiptera+Coleoptera I
Oct 27 MIDTERM II
:Pdficon small.gifMidterm II Study Guide
Coleoptera II
:Pdficon small.gifColeoptera II
Nov 1 Social Insects II; Begin Insects and Plants Special Lab Topic: Ghost Moths and Other Scary Insects
Coleoptera III
:Pdficon small.gifColeoptera III
:Pdficon small.gif Nowak et al. 2010
:
Nov 3 Phytophagous Insects II Work on Aquatics
Bug Jeopardy II
G+C Ch. 11
Pdficon small.gifLove Potions -- Tom Eisner
Nov 8 Insects and Plants, Herbivory and Plant Defense Quiz 6: Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, and Coleoptera Trichoptera + Lepidoptera
:Pdficon small.gifTrichoptera and Lepidoptera
Continue G+C Ch. 11
Optional: G+C Ch. 13+14Pdficon small.gif Tiny Pollinator; Big Job
Pdficon small.gif The Ant and the Acacia Tree
Nov 10 Insects and Plants II
:Pdficon small.gifInsects and Plants II
Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory; greenhouse tour
Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I
:Pdficon small.gifMecoptera+Siphonaptera+Diptera 1
G+C Ch. 15
Nov 15 Insects and Plants II (continued) Collection Check #2 Aquatics Lab
Nov 17 Medical and Veterinary Entomology I Diptera II
:Pdficon small.gifDiptera II
Nov 29 Medical and Veterinary Entomology II Diptera III
:Pdficon small.gifDiptera III
G+C Ch. 14+16
Dec 1 Insect Ecology Hymenoptera I
:Pdficon small.gifHymenoptera I
:Pdficon small.gif Jerry's Bot Fly - Adrian Forsythe
:Pdficon small.gif Sex advice for a solitary bee - Olivia Judson
Dec 6 Pest Management, Biological Control Quiz 7: Amphiesmenoptera+Mecopteroidea Hymenoptera II
:Pdficon small.gifHymenoptera II
Dec 8 Insect Conservation LAB PRACTICUM Open lab
Dec 17 FINAL EXAM COLLECTION DUE



Collection Tips
1) Ensure your name is clearly written on all boxes.
2) Please keep your vials in an easy-to-access container.
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.
4) Don't forget about the ecological labels. Think about them carefully, this is an easy way to make mistakes if you rush.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9) Moderate trading is encouraged, ideally when both trade partners receive a family/order neither of them have.
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 and we will try not to take it from you : ).