Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Biological Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

External

Incompatible

ENTM3001

Assessment methods

Quizzes (10%); Presentation (10%); Project (40%); Exam (40%)

Course coordinator

Dr Lyn Cook (l.cook@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

A remote delivery (distance education) course that addresses the identification and classification of insects, the most species-rich component of terrestrial ecosystems. The course will cover the recognition of insects orders and the identification of specimens to family level using different types of keys and resources. A number of specific topics will be explored including: morphological and biological characteristics of the major insect orders; life histories of selected pest and beneficial species, sociality, sound production methods and functions, feeding mechanisms, adaptations and biology of vertebrate ectoparasites, insects as disease vectors of plants and animals, mimicry and defensive adaptations and parasitism. The practical component will examine collecting techniques, identification of adult insects to family level, identification of immature stages and feeding damage. A requirement of the course is the presentation of a well-curated insect collection and attendance at a compulsory residential course.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2015 St Lucia External Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2014 St Lucia External Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2012 External Web Based Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile