Biology 355- Entomology
Spring 2008 - Sonoma State University
Lecture schedule
Week
Date
Lecture Topic
Readings
1
28-Jan
Course introduction
30
Classification
Anderson, pages shown below*
2
4-Feb
Arthropod features
p. 178-181, 202-213
6
Arthropod and insect evolution
Ch. 2, pp. 21-41
3
11
External anatomy I (Quiz 1)
Ch. 2, pp. 41-48
13
External anatomy II
Ch. 3, pp. 65-84
4
18
PRESIDENTS' DAY
20
Legs, wings, abdomen
Ch. 3, pp. 50-65
5
25
EXAM 1
27
Physiology I
Ch. 4, pp. 86-112
6
3-Mar
Physiology II (Lab quiz 1) 
Ch. 4, pp. 86-112
5
Aquatic Insects
Ch. 10, pp. 240-261
7
10
Trip to Fairfield Osborn Preserve
12
Mating & courtship (Insect collection 1)
Ch. 5, pp. 113-123
8
17
Trip to Laguna de Santa Rosa
19
EXAM 2
9
24
SPRING BREAK
26
SPRING BREAK
10
31
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY
2-Apr
Sexual Selection
Ch. 5, pp.123-140
11
7
Reproduction
Ch. 6, pp. 142-153
9
Life cycles
Ch. 6, pp. 153-176
12
14
Evolution of dispersal (Lab quiz 2)
Ch. 11, pp. 264-278
16
Herbivory
Ch. 11, pp. 278-298
13
21
EXAM 3
23
Coevolution
TBA
14
28
Pollination and predation
Ch. 13, pp. 328 - 353
30
Insect predators and parasites
Ch. 14, pp. 355-374
15
5-May
Defense against predators (Quiz 4)
Ch. 12, pp. 299- 326
7
Parasitoids and intro to social insects
Ch. 12, pp. 299- 326
16
12
Subsocial to eusocial (Lab quiz 3, Field journal due)
Ch. 15, pp. 375-393
14
Bees ants and termites (Insect collection 2)
Ch. 16, pp. 396-407
 
19-May
FINAL EXAM (8:00-9:50 p.m.)

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