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1.9.08 Lecture 1 Introduction to Entomology Entomology – the study of insects; an organized study of all phases  of insect life and the role of insects in nature; a division of zoology o Entomologists – people who specialize in entomology Why study entomology? o Insects are one of the most important forms of life on earth o One of the oldest forms of life Over 350million years o Insects have influences/impacted man since his beginning o Fascination creatures o Use as research models o Lives revolve around insects Reasons why biologists work with insects o Ease and low cost of maintaining lab cultures o Rapid population turnover o Availability in great numbers o Minimal ethical issues Arthropods abundance and diversity Arthropods o Phylum: Arthropoda – jointed body o Insects and their relatives o Examples: Insects Spiders
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ENTM 4020 taught by Professor Fadamiro during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.

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