Biology 355- Entomology
Fall 2004 - Sonoma State University
Laboratory Schedule


Laboratory text: How to know the insects (1994), R. G. Bland & H. E. Jaques.

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Date

Exercise Topic

Readings

1

8/24

No Lab (incomplete week)

2

8/31

Use of collecting equipment and campus field trip (Insect pinning)

pp. 3-37

3

9/7

Arthropod diversity

handouts

4

9/14

External and internal anatomy of insects

pp. 30-37

5

9/21

Field trip to Fairfield Osborn Preserve for collecting

pp. 3-30

6

9/28

Insect preparation and specimen labeling (Lab Quiz 1)

pp. 3-37

7

10/5

Introduction to keys and features of insect orders

pp. 40-59

8

10/12

Trip to California Academy of Sciences

9

10/19

Aquatic insects

pp. 57-88

10

10/26

Wingless insects, Orthoptera and related orders, Isoptera

11

11/2

Field trip to Fairfield Osborn Preserve to collect aquatic insects

pp. 89-116

12

11/9

Hemiptera (true bugs) and Thysonoptera (thrips) (Lab Quiz 2)

pp. 133-174

13

11/16

Coleoptera

pp. 175-237

14

11/23

Neuroptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera (Lab Quiz 3)

pp. 239-314

15

11/30

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps) and Siphonaptera

pp. 315-392

16

12/07

Finalizing insect collection (Lab Quiz 4)


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