Jan 25, 2022  
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog 
2020-21 UMMachias Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 224 - General Entomology

Students will be given a broad introduction to insect external and internal anatomy, physiology, evolution, taxonomy and ecology.  Students will be able to identify the major insect orders and representative families on sight.  They will have the skills to identify the majority of North American insects to the family level using appropriate dichotomous keys.  Each student will identify, read and present the major ideas from at least two papers published in the primary literature.  The course format will be a combination of lecture exams, laboratory practical exams, written and verbal presentations and the submission of properly identified and labelled insect collections.  If time and student interest permit, an introduction to Arachnid identification (to the family level) will be included. 

Prerequisites: BIO 117 and BIO 118, or permission of instructor

Course Typically Offered Variable

Credits: 4