Teaching

 

ENTM 5440 / 6440: Insect Morphology

Credits: 5

1.5 contact hours of lecture and 3 contact hours of lab per week.

Prerequisites are General or Economic Entomology. But these can be waived with permission.

Description

A survey of the external morphology of insects, stressing quantitative analysis of shape variation.

Texts

Here what you need  for the traditional morphology subjects:

  • Snodgrass RE. 1993. Principles of Insect Morphology. PDF.
  • Eikwort’s Manual of Insect Morphology – with emendations from BN Danforth and CJ Marshall. This was never published. 
  • Chapman. Insects: Structure and Function. PDF of old edition.
Annotated notes

Gwendolyn is making annotated versions of the course notes — merging in images from the slides and other sources, and adding her comments. Here’s a link.

Schedule (Course Content)


ENTM 5300 / 6300: Insect Systematics

Credits: 5

Prerequisites

ENTM 3040 General Entomology, or ENTM 4020 Economic Entomology. Note: These prerequisites are seldom met.

Objectives

Learn to be an insect systematists! Identify insect orders and common families, develop skills to delimit species, estimate phylogenies, and make classifications and diagnostic tools.

Texts

  • Johnson NF, Triplehorn CA. 2004. Borror and DeLong’s Introduction the Study of Insects. Required. Not without flaw, but the most comprehensive resource for identifying North American insect families.
  • Additional reading will come from the primary literature, and will be posted to the course calendar below.

Syllabus

ENTM5300-Insect-Systematics-Syllabus_2018

Schedule

The plan may change a bit as we go. Click on a lecture subject for more information, including links to the lecture notes and readings.