Updated 8 November 2019
A comparative study of the major structures and organ systems emphasizing modifications important in the success of insects. Prerequisites: ENT 3014 or equivalent. (2H, 3L, 3C) odd years. Lecture MW 10:10-11:00. Lab M 1:25-4:10. Price 221
205C Price Hall (1-4183)
Justification and Educational Objectives
A thorough knowledge of insect morphology is essential to a well trained entomologist. It is considered to be the first course in a formal course series which includes Insect Physiology and Insecticide Toxicology (or Insect Behavior), all of which are 6000 level courses. The objectives of this course are:
Topic (Number of Lectures)
|1||Aug 26||Evolution and ancestry||.||.|
|2||Aug 28||Arthropodization and Integument||16||1, 3, 4|
||Evolution of Insect Head||1.1-1.2||6|
|6||Sep 11||Head Appendages||1.3, 2.1.1||6, 7, 12|
|9||Sep 23||Thoracic Appendages||8||9, 10|
||Wing-folding and Flight||9||10|
||Female External Genitalia||13.5||19|
||Male External Genitalia||12.3-12.5||19|
|14||Oct 14||Internal Reproductive Organs||12.1-12.2, 13.1-13.4||18|
|16||Oct 21||Embryology & Preimaginal Development||14.2-14.6||2|
||Alimentary System||3, 4||13|
|21||Nov 18||Nervous System and Muscle||10, 20||16|
||Insect Eyes||22, 25||17|
||Non-visual Sensory Structures||23, 24, 26||17|
Topic (Number of Lab Periods)
||Segmentation and Tagmosis|
||Oct 14||Internal Reproductive System|
|9||Oct 21||Respiratory System|
|12||Nov 18||Nervous System I|
||Nervous System II|
Honor System Policies
The current Honor System policies of the University will be enforced.
Examinations will be held in both the laboratory and lecture components of the course. Laboratory examinations will be by lab practical, and 2 will be held during the semester. Three lecture examinations will be by written essay. Both types of will be one hour in length.
Course Evaluation and Final Exam Procedures
Final grades will be an average of performance on the lecture and laboratory exams.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences evaluation form and procedures for its employment will be followed. The final examination will be administered as directed by University policies.
Feel free to stop by my office (Price Hall
205C) any time for short questions. Discussions longer than
about 10 min should be done by appointment
Exam I Sep 23; Exam II Oct 23; Exam III
Dec 17 (3:25-5:25)
Lab Practical I Oct 7; Lab Practical II Dec 9 (lab period)
Nov 10-13 - ESA Meeting in Austin - no class
Nov. 23-Dec 1 - Thanksgiving Break - no class.