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        Insects are the most abundant and diverse group of animals on earth. Insects impact almost every facet of the ecosystem and our lives. Many insects play valuable and essential roles in pollinating different plant species, in predating, controlling insect pests and in recycling nutrients. Other insects are harmful and are the vectors for major diseases. This course will provide students with a broad introduction to entomology including insect evolution, ecology, and anatomy. This will allow you to develop identification and classification. By the end of the course you will be well prepared to work in fields that require skills to study insects.

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What Will You Learn?

  • You will learn about Insects, how to Identify, anatomy, behavior, food preferences
  • Importance of insects and study of different insect orders.

Course Content

Chapter 1 – Characteristics of Insects
Introduction to Entomology. Importance of Entomology, the role of insects, Morphology: head and compound eyes, types of mouth parts, types of wings found on the different species.

Chapter 2 – Study of Insects orders
The insect orders: Odonata (e.g. the Emperor Dragonfly), Hymenoptera (e.g the Ants, wasps and bees), Neuroptera (e.g. the Lacewing), Coleoptera (the beetles e.g. the Ladybird), Orthoptera (e.g . Grasshoppers and Crickets), Hemiptera (e.g. the aphid), Diptera (e.g. the flies), Trichoptera (e.g.the Caddisfly), Diptera (e.g. the fruit fly), Blattodea (e.g.termites), Phasmatodea (e.g. stick insects)

Chapter 3 – Insect anatomy
Insect's digestive system, respiratory system, reproduction, and metamorphosis.

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It was à good course. And well explained 💯.got To know à lot about insects