1. Why study insects 2010

1. Why study insects 2010 - Insects are Diverse ! 5 Insecta

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1 Insect Biology EEB356 Entomology EEB 360F Algonquin Park, late August EEB 360 - Details • Hybrid field and lab course • one week in the field to collect specimens • for individual insect collection, 25% of final grade • lecture and field work at Algonquin • course 1/2 over when classes start in September! Know your bugs!
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3 Grades - Insect Biology So, why study insects? Insect (noun) 1: small air-breathing arthropod 2: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect [syn: worm, louse, dirtball] Perhaps to get over entomophobia? Insects are Cool!
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4 Characteristics of Insects • Insect are diverse • Insects have been around for a long time -- and will persevere • Insects are poorly know – taxonomy –b io logy
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Unformatted text preview: Insects are Diverse ! 5 Insecta --Coleoptera--Curculionidae 1 in 5 1 in 10 Insects have a long history on earth Insects are poorly known Insects are small! 6 Total length, 3mm Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea- example of a poorly known group of insects- 115,000 species described- may include as many as 2.5 million species ! Insects are Important ! The food we eat The drugs we use . 7 kills over 1 million people a year another 300-500 million have the disease Malaria Scavengers -- Why we are not knee-deep in it! Bloodfeeders and Parasites Pollinators Plant Feeders Predators and Parasitoids Ecological Roles of Insects Economic Value 8 Excellent Study Organisms Genetics Ecology Behaviour Evolution The Little Things that Run the World...
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