Biology 355- Entomology
Fall 2004 - Sonoma State University
Lecture schedule

1

Aug 26

Course introduction and classification

Ch. 1, Ridley pp355-382

2

Aug 31

Principles of classification

pp 9-11; 7, 175-178, Ridley pp355-382

Sep 2

Arthropod features

Anderson, pages shown below*

3

7

Arthropod & insect diversification (Factsheet 1) Burgess Shale, Fossil Insects

Articles on reserve, pp 178-188

9

Body plan, external anatomy I (Quiz 1)

Ch. 2 pp 15-36

4

14

External anatomy

Ch. 2 pp 36-43

16

Muscles, neuroendocrine system, circulation

Ch. 3, pp 45-62

5

21

Field trip to FOP

23

EXAM 1

6

28

Excretion, reproduction, sensory structures

Ch. 3, pp 62-81

30

Sensory structures- tactile and chemical

Ch. 4, pp 83-94

7

Oct 5

Vision and mating (Factsheet 2)

Ch. 4, pp 95-110

7

Mating and courtship (Quiz 2)

Ch. 5, pp 111-121 (Also see Chapter 9, Freeman and Heron, reserve readings

8

12

Field trip to California Academy of Sciences

14

Fertilization and reproduction

Ch. 5, pp 122-137

9

19

Life cycles and development

Ch. 6, pp 139-152

21

EXAM 2

10

26

no lecture (Insect collection 1)

28

Insect development

Ch. 6, pp 152-174 (also see Freeman and Heron, pp359-362; pp382-386)

11

Nov 2

Field trip to FOP

Ch. 10, pp 239-254

4

Life history evolution

Ch. 10, pp 255-275

12

9

Insect herbivory

Ch. 10, pp 255-275

11

Coevolution (Quiz 3)

Ch. 12, pp 308-332

13

16

Insects as pollinators (Factsheet 3) pollination slides

Ch. 13, pp 333-352

18

EXAM 3

14

23

Insect predation and defense (slides)

Ch. 11, pp 277-305

25

Thanksgiving

15

30

Social insects I

Ch. 14, pp 353-372

Dec 2

Social insects II (slides)

Ch. 14, pp 353-372

16

7

Insects and disease I (slides)

Ch. 15, pp 373-385

9

Biological control (Insect collection 2)

Ch. 15, pp 385-403

Dec 16

FINAL EXAM (2:00-3:50 p.m.)


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