FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTOMOLOGY-I

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V.RAMA LAKSHMI

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Course Name : Fundamentals of Entomology-I

Code(Credit) : ASEN1201 3(2-1)

Course Objectives

  • • To impart knowledge to the students on morphology and physiology of Insects.
    • To impart knowledge on classification and identification of insects based on their morphology

Learning Outcomes


  • • Thorough knowledge on insects Collection and preservation
    • Developing skill to identify insects
    • Knowledge on physiological systems in insect through dissections

Course Syllabus

THEORY

1. History of Entomology in India.
2. Factors for insects abundance
3. Classification of phylum Arthropoda upto classes. Relationship of class Insecta with other
classes.

4. Structure and functions of insect cuticle and moulting.
5. Body segmentation. Structure and modifications of insect antennae, mouth parts and legs.
Wing venation, modifications and wing coupling apparatus. Sensory organs.
6. Metamorphosis and diapause in insects.
7. Types of larvae and pupae.
8. Structure and functions of digestive system.
9. Circulatory
10. Excretory
11. respiratory,
12. nervous and
13. reproductive systems in insects.
14. Types of reproduction in insects.

15. Taxonomy – importance, history and development and binomial
nomenclature. Definitions of Biotype, Sub-species, Species, Genus, Family and Order.
16. Classification of class Insecta upto Orders.
17. Orthoptera-Acrididae
18. Dictyoptera-Mantidae
19. Odonata
20. Isoptera-Termitidae
21.Thysanoptera-Thripidae
22. Hemiptera -
23. Hemiptera
24. Neuroptera
25. Lepidoptera
26.Lepidoptera
27.Coleoptera
28Coleoptera
29.Hymenoptera-
30.Hymenoptera-
31.Diptera

32.Diptera

Practical

1 Methods of collection and preservation of insects including immature stages
2 External features of grasshopper/blister beetle
3 Types of insect antennae and Types of insect mouthparts
4 Types of insect legs and Types of insect wings
5 Wing venation and wing coupling apparatus
6 Types of insect larvae and pupae
7 Dissection of digestive system of insects
8 Dissection of male and female reproductive system of insects
9 Study of characters of order Orthoptera, Dictyoptera
10 Study of characters of order Odonata, isoptera
11 Study of characters of order thysanoptera, hemiptera
12 Study of characters of order Lepidoptera, ,
13 Study of characters of order, neuropteran
14 Study of characters of order coleopteran
15 Study of characters of order hymenoptera
16 Study of characters of order diptera

References:
1. Chapman, R F. 1988. Insects:Structure and Function, Cambridge Univ. Press, UK.
2. Nayar,K K, Ananthakrishnan, T N and David, B V. 1976. General and Applied Entomology, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co Ltd.,New Delhi
3. Pant, N C and Ghai, S. 1981. Insect Physiology and Anatomy. ICAR, New Delhi
4. Richards, O W and Davies, R G. 1977. Imm’s General text Book of Entomology (Vol.I and II), Chapman and Hall, London.
5. Snodgrass, R E. 2001. Principles of Insect Morphology. CBS Publishers & Distributors, Delhi.
6. Upadhyaya, K D and Divide. 1997. A text Book of Plant Nematology, Aman Publishing House, Meerut.
7. Vasantha Raj David, B. 2003. Elements of Economic Entomology. Popular Book Depot. Coimbatore.

Watch: Syllabus

Session 7: insect leg modifications
insect leg

INSECT LEG MODIFICATIONS

Session 8:Insect Wing venation, wing modification and wing coupling apparatus

Insect Wing

WING VENATATION

Session 9:Structure and modifications of insect mouth parts

Insect Mouth parts

INSECT MOUTH PARTS

Session 10:Metamorphosis and diapauses in insects

Metamorphosis and diapauses in insects, Types of larvae and pupae

session-11

Watch: Metamorphosis

Session 12:Structure and function of digestive system

Insect Digestive system

Watch: Digestive System

Session 13:Structure and function of circulatory system a

Structure and function of circulatory system and excretory system

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Session 15:Structure and function of respiratory system

Insect Respiratory System

Watch: Respiratory system

Session 16:Structure and function of nervous system

Structure and function of nervous system

Session 17:Structure and function of secretary system

Structure and function of nervous system and secretary system

Watch: Endocrine System

Session 18: Structure and function of reproductive system

Insect Reproductive System

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

Session 19:S Types of reproduction in insects

Insect Reproductive System

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

Session 20:Taxonomy- importance, history and development and binomial nomenclature

Insect Nomenclature and classification

Session 21:Classification of class insect upto Orders

Insect Nomenclature and classification

Session 22:Orthoptera : Acrididae, Tettigonidae, Gryllidae, Gryllotalpidae

Order Orthoptera,dictyoptera and odonata

STRIDULATION IN INSECTS

Session 23: Dictyoptera: Mantidae, Blattidae, odonata

Order Orthoptera,dictyoptera and odonata

STRIDULATION IN INSECTS

Session 24:Thysanoptera: Thripidae and Isopteran: Termitidae
Neuroptera neuroptera and isoptera

Order Thysanoptera and Isoptera

Session 25:Hemiptera: Pentatomidae, Coreidae, Cimicidae, Pyrrhocoridae, Lygaeidae, Cicadellidae, Delphacidae, Aphididae, Coccidae, Lophophidae, Aleurodidae, Pseudococcidae

Order Hemiptera

hemiptera

Session 26:Hemiptera: Pentatomidae, Coreidae, Cimicidae, Pyrrhocoridae, Lygaeidae, Cicadellidae, Delphacidae, Aphididae, Coccidae, Lophophidae, Aleurodidae, Pseudococcidae

Order Hemiptera

hemiptera

Session 27:Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, pyralidae, gelechiidae, arctidae, saturnidae, papillionidae


Order Lepidoptera

lepidoptera

Session 28:Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, pyralidae, gelechiidae, arctidae, saturnidae, papillionidae


Order Lepidoptera

lepidoptera

Session 29:Coleoptera:Coccinellidae,Chrysomelidae,Cerambycidae,Curculionidae,Bruchidae, Scarabaeidae

Order Coleoptera

coleoptera

Session 30:Coleoptera:Coccinellidae,Chrysomelidae,Cerambycidae,Curculionidae,Bruchidae, Scarabaeidae

Order Coleoptera

coleoptera

Session 31:Hymenoptera : Tenthridinidae,Apidae,Trichogrammatidae,Ichneumonidae, Braconidae and Diptera: Cecidomyiidae,Trypetidae,Tachinidae,Agromyziidae

Order Hymenoptera and Diptera

Session 32:Diptera : Tenthridinidae,Apidae,Trichogrammatidae,Ichneumonidae, Braconidae and Diptera: Cecidomyiidae,Trypetidae,Tachinidae,Agromyziidae

Order Hymenoptera and Diptera

Practical

Practice:1 collection and presevation of insects

collection and presevation of insects

Practice-2 insect antennae
insect antennae

Practice-3 Different insect mouth parts

Insect mouth parts

Practice-4 insect leg
insect leg

INSECT LEG MODIFICATIONS

Practice-5 Insect Wing modifications

insect wing

Practice-6 Types of larvae and pupae

insect larva and pupa

Practice -7 digestive system

insect digestive system

Practice-8 reproductive system of female and male insects,

reproductive system

Practice-9 Orthoptera and Dictyoptera

Order Orthoptera,dictyoptera and odonata

STRIDULATION IN INSECTS

Practice-10:Thysanoptera: Thripidae and Isopteran: Termitidae<br /

Order Thysanoptera and Isoptera

practice -11:Hemiptera

Order Hemiptera

hemiptera

Practice-12Lepidoptera


Order Lepidoptera

lepidoptera

practice-13 Coleoptera

Order Coleoptera

coleoptera

practice-14 Coleoptera

Order Coleoptera

coleoptera

practice-15:Hymenoptera

Order Hymenoptera and Diptera

practice-16:Diptera

Order Hymenoptera and Diptera

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V.RAMA LAKSHMI

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Working as Assistant professor in Department of Entomology, I completed my graduation and post graduation from ANGRAU.I qualified A.S.R.B NET during 2013