Agricultural Entomology

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/11
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Knowledge on insect importance, morphology, anatomy and physiology; insect identification, dynamics of populations and control. Knowledge on various pests for implementing integrated pest management systems.
Expected learning outcomes
Recognize insects Orders and morphology of main pest insects. Distinguish between beneficial and pest insects. Know biology and control of pest insects.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lessons are broadcast simultaneously on Microsoft Teams. Access code to lessons and slides will be published on Ariel. A four hour face to face meeting will be held in Genuary 2021. To join the meeting it is mandatory to comunicate to the teacher the name at the beginning of the course.
Course syllabus
Introduction to insects
General morphology and integument. Head and appendices. Mouthparts. Thorax and appendices. Abdomen and appendices. Muscular and digestive systems. Respiratory system. Nervous systems, Sensillum. Reproductive system, Reproduction. Exocrine and Endocrine glands. Excretory system. Postembryonal development.
Biology of pest insects. Integrated pest management
Prerequisites for admission
Basic animal cell knowledge
Teaching methods
Lectures and laboratory practices. During Covid emergency on Microsoft Teams.
Teaching Resources
Entomology books in the library.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The student must collect, prepare and identify insects.
The identification of insects is mandatory to continue the exam.
Questions are on morphology, physiology, and biology of pest
insects.
AGR/11 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY - University credits: 8
Practicals: 16 hours
Laboratories: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Limonta Lidia
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