ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology

ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology


By the end of this course, you should be able to pick up a common insect (a feat in itself for some people) and tell your friends what kind it is, how it moves, how it eats and digests its food, why it looks the way it does, where it usually lives, whether it is harmful to people or animals, how it’s controlled if it is a pest, and how it and other insects impact our lives. Pretty cool for an insect class. General Class Objectives:

  1. Know characteristics of the major insect orders.
  2. Understand the general external and internal anatomy and physiology of insects.
  3. Realize the impacts of insects on man and the environment.


LAB INFORMATION – The lab is a required as a co-requisite. The 1-credit-hour lab part of the course is offered for all ENY 3005 and 5006 students, and you must register for the lab separately. For those of you off campus, you will either attend a lab scheduled by your local UF/IFAS Research and Education Center or you will register for an online lab through the Entomology Department, available at (352) 273-3912. Both on-campus and distance students will have an E-Learning link for the lab. This is listed as ENY3005L/5006L in Sakai. The “L” indicates the lab section. The lab has a separate syllabus, so be sure to communicate with your lab TA and copy me if you have any questions. Students taking classes in Gainesville must take the on-campus lab. You must return any UF lab equipment to your lab TA when you turn in your collections.

Course Format

Location: Online


WeekWeb Lecture Textbook readings
1Class Registration Drop/Add, Purchase class materials-Take online pre-test (Tests &Quizzes), take syllabus quiz (Assessments) and post introduction to Sakai (Discussion)
2Unit 1 -Arthropod ClassificationUnit 2 -Insect Evolution and Classification(Assignment -Wing Evolution –10 points)Chapter 1Chapters 2 and 16
3Unit 3-Insect Orders
Note –Having a good understanding of this lecture and the readings will give you an advantage in the lab and on the lecture exam Be sure to invest the time in completing your readings and understanding how to identify insect orders by their characteristics.
Introductions to orders (first 2-3 pages) of Chapters 18-46 (~80 pages)
4Unit 4 -Integument,Development and Reproduction(Assignment -JH Mimics –10 points)Unit 5-Maintenance and MovementChapters 3 and 4 Chapter 5
5Unit 6-Reception & Integration
Journal Assignments due (Units 2&4)–5:00 PM EST Thursday
Graduate Students -Paper Topic Due by 5:00 PM Thursday!
EXAM REVIEW Online Chat Room (Sakai)-Thursday 8:00 –9:00PM EST*EXAM I-FridayUnits1-5,100 points (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)
Chapter 6
6Unit 7-Getting TogetherChapter 7
7Unit 8 -Social Relationships(Assignment -Social Insects –10 pointsChapter 8
9Unit 9-Adaptations to HabitatsChapter 9
10Unit 10 -Plant –InsectInteractionsChapter 10
11Unit 11 -Parasites(Assignment -Endo-Ectoparasite –10 points)Chapter 11Journal Assignments due(Unit 8)–5:00 PM EST Thursday*EXAM 2-Friday Units 6-10,100 points (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)Chapter 11
12Unit 12 -Insect Pest ManagementChapter 13
13Unit 13-InsecticidesChapter 13
14Unit 14-Biological Control(Assignment -Bio-Control –10 point)Chapter 11
15Unit 15-Medical EntomologyChapter 12
16*EXAM3–Monday-150 points (~100 points units 11-15, 50 points comprehensive) (Sakai Assessment with ProctorU)*If you need to take an exam on an alternate date, please arrange with Dr. Baldwin.