Tentative Schedule of Lectures -- Fall, 2013

 

Aug. 22

 

Introduction:   Importance of Insects
27

 

Arthropods and Apterygota
29

 

The Pterygota
Sept.   3

 

The Integument
5

 

External Anatomy -- Head
10

 

Quiz 1     External Anat. - Thorax and Abdomen
12

 

Insect Development and Metamorphosis
17

 

The Endocrine System
19

 

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
24

 

Quiz 2     Digestive System -- Nutrition
26

 

Reproductive System
Oct.   1

 

Nervous System
3

 

Review
8

 

Exam I
10

 

Fall Break -- No Class
15

 

The Senses
17

 

Behavior and Orientation
22

 

Communication
24

 

Insect Ecology
29

 

Quiz 3     Population Dynamics
31

 

Population Growth
Nov.   5

 

Pests and Outbreaks
7

 

Sampling and Survey
12

 

Exam II
14

 

Physical and Cultural Control
19

 

Biological and Genetic Control
21

 

Quiz 4     Allelochemicals and Semiochemicals
26

 

Conventional Insecticides
28

 

Thanksgiving Vacation – No Class
Dec.   3

 

Management of Resistance
5

 

Integrated Pest Management and Expert Systems