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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 2014</span> <br><br>
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<span style="font-size: large">Fall 2019</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)
 
:Office hours: as available (email for appointment)<br>
 
:Office hours: as available (email for appointment)<br>
 
'''Textbook:'''<br>
 
'''Textbook:'''<br>
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!width="100"|Points
 
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|Midterms (90 pts each) || 180 pts
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|Midterms (100 pts each) || 200 pts
 
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|Final || 175 pts
 
|Final || 175 pts
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|Collection || 300 pts
 
|Collection || 300 pts
 
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|7 lab quizzes (25 pts each), live insect project (25 pts), ecology exercise (25 pts), attendance and participation (25 pts) || 250 pts
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|7 lab quizzes (25 pts each, lowest replaced by Live Insect Project grade), attendance (25 pts) and participation (25 pts) || 225 pts
 
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|Lab practicum || 75 pts
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|Lab practicum || 80 pts
 
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|Current events (2 articles) || 20 pts
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|Current events/Speed talks (2 articles) || 20 pts
 
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|Total || 1000 pts
 
|Total || 1000 pts
 
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'''Syllabus and Grading Rubric'''
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Syllabus_2019_22.pdf Syllabus (OLD)]<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_grading_2019.pdf Collection Grading Rubric]<br>
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'''Collection Materials'''
 
'''Collection Materials'''
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_grading_2014.doc}}Collection Guidelines<br>
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:{{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/label_template_2019.doc}} Label Template<br>
:{{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.xlsx}} Collection Excel Sheet<br>
:{{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
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_checkin_1_BVZ_2014.docx}}Collection Check #1
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/odonate_card_template.docx}}Odonate Label Template
 
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/odonate_card_template.docx}}Odonate Label Template
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/collection_checkin_2_BVZ_2014.docx}}Collection Check #2
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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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'''Lab Facebook page:''' [http://www.facebook.com/groups/709741185741379/ Lab Facebook page]<br>
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'''Other Assignments'''
 
'''Other Assignments'''
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/live_insect_project_BVZ_2014.docx}}Live Insect Project
 
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/live_insect_project_BVZ_2014.docx}}Live Insect Project
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(The live insect project will take the place of your lowest quiz grade)
 
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'''Class Schedule'''
  
 
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!width="250"|Readings
 
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| August 27 || '''Course overview''' || || Wagner Lab visit<br>Collections Facility<br>Intro to collections || [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Insects_Aug%2028.pdf G+C Chapter 1]<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Peterson_Aug%2028.pdf B+W pgs 4-29]
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| August 26 || 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 29 || '''Importance of Insects''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Outline_L2_Insect_Importance.pdf  Lecture outline] <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Slides_L2_Insect_Importance.pdf Lecture slides] || || Collecting Practice <br> Intro to iNaturalist|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy.pdf G+C Chapter 2]<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/The%20Joy%20of%20Formication.pdf The Joy of Formication]<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/economic_value_insects.pdf Economic Value of Insects]
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| August 28 || Importance of insects<br>Introduction to insect diversity<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Importance%2028%20August.pdf}} Importance of insects|| || Insect walk<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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| September 3 || '''The Diversity of Insects''' || '''Quiz 1''' || Quiz 1: Borror and White pages 4-29 <br> The Insect Orders Pt.1 <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Misof_et_al_2014_fig_1.pdf Most recent Hexapoda phylogeny from Misof et al. (2014)] [https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1257570 (full paper available here)] <br> (You will not be quizzed or tested on the Misof et al. (2014) paper)||
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| Sept 2 || Insect adaptations<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/insect_adaptations_beekeeping_2014.pdf}}Insect adaptations || '''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%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Insect Orders<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%203%20-%20orders%20handout_2014_DLW.docx}}Insect Orders handout|| Finish reading G+C chapter 2<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/So%20Great%20the%20Excitement%20Alfred%20Russel%20Wallace.pdf}}So Great the Excitement Alfred Russel Wallace
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| September 5 ||'''External Anatomy I''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_Slides_External_Anatomy%20I_5%20September_2019.pdf External Anatomy I slides] || || The Insect Orders Pt.2  || Continue G+C Ch. 2 <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/So%20Great%20the%20Excitement%20Alfred%20Russel%20Wallace.pdf So Great the Excitement - Alfred Russell Wallace] <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/bombardier.pdf Bombardier Beetles - Thomas Eisner] ||
 
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| Sept 4 || External Anatomy I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Anatomy%20I_2014.pdf}}External Anatomy I || || External Grasshopper Anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%204%20-%20morphology%20and%20illustration%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Morphology and Illustration<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%204%20-%20external%20anatomy%202014.doc}}External Anatomy handout|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Scan.pdf}}For Love of Insects
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| September 10 || '''External Anatomy II''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20II_13%20September%202016-1-compressed.pdf Lecture Slides]|| '''Quiz 2 - The Insect Orders'''|| Pinning Practice  ||  ||
 
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| Sept 5-7 || || || Great Mountain Forest Trip ||
 
 
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| Sept 9 || External Anatomy II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20II.pdf}}External Anatomy II || '''Quiz 2''': Insect Orders || Internal anatomy dissection<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%205%20-%20internal%20anatomy%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Internal anatomy<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%205%20-%20internal%20anatomy%20dissection_2014_DLW.doc}}Internal anatomy handout || G+C Chapter 3<br>[http://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/virtual-roach/ Virtual Cockroach]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyFncIGjcQY Ant losing wings]
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| September 12 || '''External Anatomy III'''<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/External%20Anatomy%20III_12%20%20September%202019_revised.pdf Lecture Slides]|| || External Anatomy: Drawing Grasshoppers  || Begin G+C Chapter 3 ||
 
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| Sept 11 || External Anatomy III<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%206_Extern%20Anatomy%20III.pdf}}External Anatomy III || || Aquatic insects<br>Aquatic field trip<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%206%20-%20aquatic%20insects%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Aquatic insects|| Review chapters 2 and 3<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_spiderlove.pdf}}Spider Love
 
 
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| Sept 16 || Internal Anatomy I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%207_Intern%20Anat%20I.pdf}}Internal Anatomy I|| '''Quiz 3''': Insect Anatomy || Non-insect arthropods<br> Early hexapodsEntognatha, Apterygota, Ephemeroptera, Odonata<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%207%20-%20non%20hexapods%20and%20early%20hexapods%20BZ_2014_DLW.pdf}}Non hexapods and early hexapods|| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYGBgueteiY Parasitoid emerges from caterpillar]<br>[http://ghostmoth.eeb.uconn.edu/dragons/ Odonata of CT]
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| September 17 || '''Internal Anatomy''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%207_Internal%20Anatony%202019.pdf Lecture Slides] || || Internal Anatomy: Dissecting Cockroaches || Continue G+C Chapter 3 <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_spiderlove.pdf Spider Love] ||
 
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| Sept 18 || Internal Anatomy II and Fossil History I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%208%20Internal%20Anatomy%20II%20and%20Fossil%20History%20I.pdf}}Internal Anatomy II and Fossil History I || || Blattodea, Mantodea, Phasmatodea, Orthoptera<br>Collecting around TLS<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%208%20-%20orthoptera%2C%20phasmatodea%2C%20dictyoptera%20BZ_2014_DLW.pdf}}Orthoptera, Phasmatodea, Dictyoptera|| G+C Chapters 7, 8
 
 
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| Sept 23 || Fossil History II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%209%20Fossil%20History%202014%20Two.pdf}}Fossil History II || '''Quiz 4''': Primitive insect orders+<br>Aquatic insects || Dermaptera, Plecoptera, Pscodea<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%209%20-%20plecoptera%2C%20dermaptera%2C%20psocodea%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Dermaptera, Plecoptera, Psocodea ||G+C Chapter 7<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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| September 19 || '''Geologic/Fossil History I''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%208%20Fossil%20History.pdf Lecture Slides] || ||Aquatics Field Trip ||G+C Chapter 7: Insect Systematics, esp. 7.3 pp. 201-207 plus one of the subdivisions <br> G+C Chapter 8: only pages 229-236 for Midterm I||
 
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| Sept 25 || Growth and phylogeny<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2010Growth%20and%20Molting%202014.pdf}}Growth and molting<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2010%20Phylogeny.pdf}}Phylogeny || Collection check #1|| Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2010%20-%20thysanoptera%2C%20hemiptera%201%20BZ_2014_dlw.pdf}}Thysanoptera and Hemiptera I||
 
 
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| Sept 30 || '''MIDTERM 1''' || || Hemiptera II (Heteroptera)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Hemiptera%20-%20Heteroptera%20II.pdf}}Hemiptera II||  
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| September 24 || '''Geologic/Fossil History II''' <br> '''Higher Classification of Insects I'''<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_9_Phylogeny_2019.pdf Lecture Slides]|| '''Quiz 3 - External and Internal Insect Anatomy''' || Non-Hexapod Arthropods, Non-Insect Hexapods, Apterygota, Palaeoptera||||
 
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| Oct 2 || Growth and Molting<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2011%20Growth%20and%20Molting%202014.pdf}}Growth and Molting || || Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2012_hemiptera%20III_BZ_2014_DLW.pdf}}Hemiptera III|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/How%20to%20make%20love%20to%20a%20cannibal.pdf}}Reading - How to make love to a cannibal
 
 
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| Oct 7 || Growth and Molting II<br>Nervous System I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2013%20Growth%20and%20Molting%20%20II_2014.pdf}}Growth and Molting  II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2013%20Nervous%20System%20I%202014.pdf}}Nervous System I || || Neuropterida<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2014%20-%20megaloptera%20and%20neuroptera%20BZ_2012_dlw.pdf}}Neuropterida || G+C chapter 4<!--{{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.drawwing.org DrawWing]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFJpX-0cOk&feature=youtu.be Giant dobsonfly]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYp_Xi4AtAQ Mantis mating]
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| September 26 || '''**First Lecture Midterm**''' || || Zoraptera, Dermaptera, Plecoptera ||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Eisner_Love%20Potions_2012.PDF Tom Eisner - Love Potion]<br>G+C Ch. 6 (up to Dealing With Environmental Extremes)||
 
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| Oct 9 || Nervous System II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture%2013%20Nervous%20System%20II%202014.pdf}}Nervous System II || '''Quiz 5''': Hemimetabola || Aquatic ecology field trip||  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading%20Eisner_Love%20Potions_2012.PDF}}Eisner, Love Potions<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_judson_chapter_one.pdf}}Judson chapter 1<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYp_Xi4AtAQ Mantids mating]
 
 
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| Oct 14 || Behavior I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Behavior%20I%202014.pdf}}Behavior I || || Strepsiptera, Coleoptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab15_coleoptera_1_BZ_2014_dlw.pdf}}Coleoptera I ||
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| October 1 || '''Development and Growth''' <br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_10_Growth_and_Molting_2019_one.pdf Lecture Slides]|| '''Quiz 4 - Non-Insect Hexapods, Apterygota, Paleoptera|| Dictyoptera, Phasmatodea, Embioptera, Grylloblattodea, Orthoptera ||G+C Chapter 4: Sensory Systems||
 
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| Oct 16 || Behavior II<br>Social Insects I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Behavior%20I%202014.pdf}}Behavior II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Social%20Behavior%202014.pdf}}Social Insects I || || Coleoptera II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab%2016_Coleoptera_II_BZ_2012.dlw.pdf}}Coleoptera II|| Chapter 11<br>Chapter 12<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/nature09205.pdf}}Nowak et al. 2010
 
 
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| Oct 21 || Acoustical insects (Dr. Charles Henry)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/4250lec26_sound.pdf}}Acoustical insects || || Coleoptera III<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2017_coleoptera%20III_BZ_2014.pdf}}Coleoptera III||<!--{{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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| October 3 || '''Molting and Life Cycles I'''<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_11_Growth_and_Molting_2019_two.pdf Lecture Slides] || '''Send Labels for Collection Check #1 to Kevin no later than Oct 5th''' || Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic) ||G+C Ch. 3<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Berenbaum_A_Prayer_Before_Dining.pdf May Berenbaum - A Prayer Before Dining]||
 
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| Oct 23 || Forensic entomology (Dr. William Krinsky)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/UConn%20Rev.%20Forensic%20Entomol.%20Rev.%20lecture.pdf}}Forensic entomology || || Coleoptera review||
 
 
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| Oct 28 || Social insects II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Social%20Behavior%20II%202014.pdf}}Social insects II || '''Quiz 6''': Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, and Coleoptera || Trichoptera, Lepidoptera<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lab19_Trichoptera%20and%20Lepidoptera%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Trichoptera and Lepidoptera ||
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| October 8 || '''Molting and Life Cycles II'''<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_12_Molting_two_and_Life_Cycles_2019.pdf Lecture Slides]|||| Hemiptera II  ||||
 
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| Oct 30 ||Social insects III, Insects and plants<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20I_2014.pdf}}Insects and Plants ||  || Greenhouse Tour<br>Bug  jeopardy||
 
 
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| Nov 4 || '''MIDTERM II'''  || || Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2021_mecoptera%20siphonaptera%20diptera%20I%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Diptera I ||
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| October 10 || '''Nervous System and Sensory Organs I'''  <br> <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Lecture_12_Nervous_System_I_2019.pdf Lecture Slides]|| '''Collection Check #1'''|| Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea), Psocodea<br>steam room adventure ('''bring headlamp''')||Finish G+C Ch. 4 <br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/bed_bugs.pdf Howard Ensign Evans - Bed Bugs and Other Cuddly Things (up to pg. 178)]||
 
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| Nov 6 || Insects and plants II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20II_2014.pdf}}Insects and Plants II || Collection Check #2 || Diptera II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2022_diptera%20continued%20BZ_2014_part1.pdf}}Diptera II || Chpt. 13, 14<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_ant_and_acacia.pdf}}Ant and Acacia<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/reading_tiny_pollinator_big_job.pdf}}Tiny Pollinator, Big Job<br>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMVN1EWxfAU Comet Orchid]
 
 
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| Nov 11 || Insects and plants III<br>Medical entomology<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insects%20and%20Plants%20III%202014%20plus%20med%20ent%201.pdf}}Insects and Plants III plus med end || || Diptera III || Chapter 15<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Jerry%27s%20Bot%20fly.pdf}}Jerry's Bot fly
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| October 15 || '''Nervous System and Sensory Organs II''' <br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Nervous_System_II_Vision_2019.pdf Lecture Slides]|| '''Quiz 5 - Dermaptera-Psocodea (not including "optional" orders) || Bug Jeopardy <br>Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory ||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/s41586-019-1610-8_compressed.pdf Genome editing retraces the evolution of toxin resistance in the monarch butterfly] (paper from Allegra's speedtalk, not required reading) ||
 
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| Nov 13 || Medical entomology II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Medical%20Entomology%202014%20II.pdf}}Medical entomology II || || Hymenoptera I<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2024_hymenoptera%201_BZ_2014.pdf}}Hymenoptera I || [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJXEPcv-FMw Robotic cockroach]
 
 
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| Nov 18 || Chemical ecology of insects (Scott Smedley)|| '''Quiz 7''': Mecopteroidea  || Open lab||
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| October 17 || '''Social Insects I''' || || Neuropterida ||G+C Ch. 12 Social Insects||
 
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| Nov 20 || Insect Ecology<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Ecology%20and%20Pest%20Management%202014.pdf}}Insect Ecology |||| Hymenoptera II<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/lab%2025%20hymenoptera%20continued%20BZ_2014.pdf}}Hymenoptera II ||
 
 
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| Dec 2 || Pest management and biological control<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/Insect%20Ecology%20and%20Pest%20Management%202014%20Part%20II.pdf}}Insect Ecology and Pest Management || '''Live Insect Project due'''<br>'''Aquatic assignment due'''|| '''Bug Banquet'''<br>Open lab ||  
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| October 22 || '''Social Insects II'''<br>'''Insects and Plants I'''|| || Aquatic Ecology Lab ||No new reading, study for midterm||
 
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| Dec 4 || Insect conservation<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/entomology/restricted/insect%20conservation%202014.pdf}}Insect conservation|| '''LAB PRACTICUM''' || Open lab ||
 
 
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| Dec 12 || ''' FINAL EXAM'''|| '''COLLECTION DUE'''|| ||
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| October 24 || '''Special Lecture: Forensic Entomology with Dr. William Krisnky || || Coleoptera I ||||
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| October 29 || '''***Second Lecture Midterm***''' || || Special Lab Topic: Ghost Moths and Other Scary Insects, Coleoptera II ||||
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| October 31 ||  '''Insects and Plants II''' '''Predators, Parisitoids, and Parasites'''  || || Special Lab Topic: Silk, Coleoptera III  ||||
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| November 5 || '''Predators, Parisitoids, and Parasites'''  || ||  Trichoptera + Lepidoptera ||||
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| November 7 || '''Special Lecture: The Hunted And Their Defenses''' || || Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I  ||  ||
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| November 12 || '''Medical and Veterinary Entomology I''' || '''Quiz 6 - Neuropterida, Coleoptera, Strepsiptera''' || Bug Jeopardy; Aquatic Ecology (work on samples)  ||  ||
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| November 14 || '''Medical and Veterinary Entomology II''' || || Diptera II  ||  ||
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| November 19 || '''Special Lecture: Acoustical Behavior In Insects by Dr. Charles Henry'''  || '''Collection Check #2''' || Diptera III  ||  ||
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| November 21 || '''Entomophagous Insects'''  ||'''Quiz 7 - Amphiesmenoptera + Mecopteroidea''' ||  Hymenoptera I ||  ||
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| November 26 || '''THANKSGIVING''' || ||  ||
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| November 28 || '''THANKSGIVING'''  || || ||  ||
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| December 3 || '''Insect Control/Pest Management''' ||  || Hymenoptera II  ||  ||
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| December 5 || '''Insect Conservation''' ||'''Lab Practical''' ||  Open Lab ||  ||
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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>
 
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>
 
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.<br>
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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. <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 and we will try not to take it from you : ). <br>
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'''Some Primo Collecting Locations in Walking Distance of Campus'''
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B049'04.6%22N+72%C2%B015'35.3%22W/@41.8179523,-72.2616412,591m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d41.8179491!4d-72.2598014 Field and road edges near W lot on North Side of UConn campus]
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B048'41.2%22N+72%C2%B014'38.3%22W/@41.811432,-72.2449342,387m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m15!1m8!3m7!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDHCsDQ5JzA0LjYiTiA3MsKwMTUnMzUuMyJX!3b1!7e2!8m2!3d41.8179491!4d-72.2598014!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d41.8114324!4d-72.2439608 Pastures along Gurleyville Road on East side of campus]
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B048'27.1%22N+72%C2%B015'50.7%22W/@41.807529,-72.2647311,259m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0 Powerline cut along Hunting Lodge Road on West side of campus]
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B048'50.4%22N+72%C2%B015'05.0%22W/@41.8140038,-72.2518981,252m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d41.813997!4d-72.25139 Near Dairy Bar ('''MANTID HOT SPOT''')]
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'''Some Primo Collecting Locations in Driving Distance of Campus'''
  
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B049'25.2%22N+72%C2%B014'05.2%22W/@41.823662,-72.236963,814m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d41.8236615!4d-72.2347692 UConn Fenton Tract]. [https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B048'56.4%22N+72%C2%B013'45.2%22W/@41.815669,-72.2298869,242m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d41.8156689!4d-72.2292341 Turn off of Gurleyville Rd here.] Remember to drive slow!
 
    
 
    
  

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EEB 4250 - General Entomology

Fall 2019

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, lowest replaced by Live Insect Project grade), attendance (25 pts) and participation (25 pts) 225 pts
Lab practicum 80 pts
Current events/Speed talks (2 articles) 20 pts
Total 1000 pts


Syllabus and Grading Rubric

Syllabus (OLD)
Collection Grading Rubric


Collection Materials

Pdficon small.gif Label Template
Pdficon small.gif Collection Excel Sheet
Pdficon small.gif Collection Check #1
Pdficon small.gifOdonate Label Template
Pdficon small.gif Collection Check #2


Other Assignments

Pdficon small.gifLive Insect Project

(The live insect project will take the place of your lowest quiz grade)


Class Schedule

Date Lecture Quiz/Assignment Lab Readings
August 27 Course overview Wagner Lab visit
Collections Facility
Intro to collections
G+C Chapter 1
B+W pgs 4-29
August 29 Importance of Insects
Lecture outline
Lecture slides
Collecting Practice
Intro to iNaturalist
G+C Chapter 2
The Joy of Formication
Economic Value of Insects
September 3 The Diversity of Insects Quiz 1 Quiz 1: Borror and White pages 4-29
The Insect Orders Pt.1
Most recent Hexapoda phylogeny from Misof et al. (2014) (full paper available here)
(You will not be quizzed or tested on the Misof et al. (2014) paper)
September 5 External Anatomy I
External Anatomy I slides
The Insect Orders Pt.2 Continue G+C Ch. 2
So Great the Excitement - Alfred Russell Wallace
Bombardier Beetles - Thomas Eisner
September 10 External Anatomy II
Lecture Slides
Quiz 2 - The Insect Orders Pinning Practice
September 12 External Anatomy III
Lecture Slides
External Anatomy: Drawing Grasshoppers Begin G+C Chapter 3
September 17 Internal Anatomy
Lecture Slides
Internal Anatomy: Dissecting Cockroaches Continue G+C Chapter 3
Spider Love
September 19 Geologic/Fossil History I
Lecture Slides
Aquatics Field Trip G+C Chapter 7: Insect Systematics, esp. 7.3 pp. 201-207 plus one of the subdivisions
G+C Chapter 8: only pages 229-236 for Midterm I
September 24 Geologic/Fossil History II
Higher Classification of Insects I
Lecture Slides
Quiz 3 - External and Internal Insect Anatomy Non-Hexapod Arthropods, Non-Insect Hexapods, Apterygota, Palaeoptera
September 26 **First Lecture Midterm** Zoraptera, Dermaptera, Plecoptera Tom Eisner - Love Potion
G+C Ch. 6 (up to Dealing With Environmental Extremes)
October 1 Development and Growth
Lecture Slides
Quiz 4 - Non-Insect Hexapods, Apterygota, Paleoptera Dictyoptera, Phasmatodea, Embioptera, Grylloblattodea, Orthoptera G+C Chapter 4: Sensory Systems
October 3 Molting and Life Cycles I
Lecture Slides
Send Labels for Collection Check #1 to Kevin no later than Oct 5th Thysanoptera, Hemiptera I (aquatic) G+C Ch. 3
May Berenbaum - A Prayer Before Dining
October 8 Molting and Life Cycles II
Lecture Slides
Hemiptera II
October 10 Nervous System and Sensory Organs I

Lecture Slides
Collection Check #1 Hemiptera III (Aucheno- and Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoroidea), Psocodea
steam room adventure (bring headlamp)
Finish G+C Ch. 4
Howard Ensign Evans - Bed Bugs and Other Cuddly Things (up to pg. 178)
October 15 Nervous System and Sensory Organs II
Lecture Slides
Quiz 5 - Dermaptera-Psocodea (not including "optional" orders) Bug Jeopardy
Special Lab Topic: Plant secondary compounds & insect herbivory
Genome editing retraces the evolution of toxin resistance in the monarch butterfly (paper from Allegra's speedtalk, not required reading)
October 17 Social Insects I Neuropterida G+C Ch. 12 Social Insects
October 22 Social Insects II
Insects and Plants I
Aquatic Ecology Lab No new reading, study for midterm
October 24 Special Lecture: Forensic Entomology with Dr. William Krisnky Coleoptera I
October 29 ***Second Lecture Midterm*** Special Lab Topic: Ghost Moths and Other Scary Insects, Coleoptera II
October 31 Insects and Plants II Predators, Parisitoids, and Parasites Special Lab Topic: Silk, Coleoptera III
November 5 Predators, Parisitoids, and Parasites Trichoptera + Lepidoptera
November 7 Special Lecture: The Hunted And Their Defenses Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera I
November 12 Medical and Veterinary Entomology I Quiz 6 - Neuropterida, Coleoptera, Strepsiptera Bug Jeopardy; Aquatic Ecology (work on samples)
November 14 Medical and Veterinary Entomology II Diptera II
November 19 Special Lecture: Acoustical Behavior In Insects by Dr. Charles Henry Collection Check #2 Diptera III
November 21 Entomophagous Insects Quiz 7 - Amphiesmenoptera + Mecopteroidea Hymenoptera I
November 26 THANKSGIVING
November 28 THANKSGIVING
December 3 Insect Control/Pest Management Hymenoptera II
December 5 Insect Conservation Lab Practical Open Lab



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 : ).


Some Primo Collecting Locations in Walking Distance of Campus

Field and road edges near W lot on North Side of UConn campus

Pastures along Gurleyville Road on East side of campus

Powerline cut along Hunting Lodge Road on West side of campus

Near Dairy Bar (MANTID HOT SPOT)

Some Primo Collecting Locations in Driving Distance of Campus

UConn Fenton Tract. Turn off of Gurleyville Rd here. Remember to drive slow!