145-521-VA, Entomology
This course reviews basic anatomy, life cycles, physiology, and adaptations of insects to the aquatic and terrestrial environments. The economic impact of insects (both beneficial and deleterious) is discussed. The use of insects as environmental indicators, as part of an environmental impact assessment, and as biological controls is covered. Labs include demonstration and use of collecting gear and identification of both adult and larval insects collected around the field station.