DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ENT 501 INSECT MORPHOLOGY (2L+1P) I
To acquaint the students with external morphology of the insect’s body, i.e., head, thorax and abdomen, their appendages and functions.
Insect dominance, structural perfections and developmental characteristics; embryology and post embryonic development.
Integument, its structure, functions; head, its origin, segmentation, sclerites, sutures; types of antennae; mouth parts and their modifications; sensilla on various appendages; tentorium, neck and its sclerites.
Thorax, its sclerites and modifications; wing venation, articulation and wing coupling; legs and their modifications.
Abdomen, its sclerites, appendages, glands on the body surface and external genitalia.
Study of insect segmentation, various tagmata and their appendages; preparation of permanent mounts of different body parts and their appendages of taxonomic importance including male and female genitalia; sense organs.