Course detail

LET5802 - Insect Taxonomy

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Marcoandre Savaris
Pedro Takao Yamamoto
Roberto Antonio Zucchi

(1) literature survey for taxonomic purposes, (2) methods of collecting and preserving insects, (3) notion of insect evolution, (4) classification ane phylogeny of Insecta, emphasizing on orders of agricultural importance and (5) notion of zoological nomenclature.

Theoretical and practical lectures. Equipment and methods of collecting, mounting and preserving of insects. Origin and evolution of insects. History of the classification. Taxonomic categories. Concept of species. Zoological nomenclature. Class Insecta. Insecta classification with emphasis on orders: Odonata, Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera. Classification of families of those orders.

COSTA, C., IDE, S. & SIMONKA, C.E. 2006. Insetos Imaturos. Metamorfose e Identificação. Holos Editora, Ribeirão Preto, 249p.
CSIRO. 1991. The insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers. 2 volumes, 1.137p.
FERNÁNDEZ, F. & SHARKEY, M.J. 2006. Introducción a los Hymenoptera de la Región Neotropical. Sociedad Colombiana de Entomologia e Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 894p.
GRIMALDI, D. & ENGEL, M.S. 2005. Evolution of Insects. Cambridge University Press, 755p.
GULLAN, P.J. & P.S. CRANSTON. 2005. The Insects - An Outline of Entomology. Blackwell, 3a. edição, 505p.
ICZN. International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. 1999, 306p.
TRIPLEHORN, C.A. & JOHNSON, N.F. 2011. Estudo dos Insetos. Tradução da 7ª. edição de Borror & Delong's introduction to the study of insects. Cengage Learning. 809p.
McALPINE, J.F. et al. Manual of Neartic Diptera. 1981, vol. 1, 674p; 1987, vol. 2, 675-1332p.
NAUMANN, I.D. (ed.). Systematic and applied entomology: an introduction. 1994, 484p.
ALBERTINO, J.A, MELO, G.A.R., CARVALHO, C.J.B., CASARI, S.A. &CONSTANTINO, R. (ed.). 2012. Insetos do Brasil: diversidade e taxonomia. Holos, Editora, Ribeirão Preto, SP, 795p.