Insects are interesting animals and this course serves as a useful introduction for anyone keeping insects or working in an environment where insects are housed.
1. Characteristics of Insects
- Introduction to the evolution of insects.
- Insects anatomy including:
- the head and compound eyes
- the different mouth parts
- the types of wings found on the different species
- the insect's digestive system
- the respiratory system
- Insect reproduction
- What insects eat
- What is a 'social insect'
- The importance of insects in the production of food
- The control of insects
2. British and World Insects
- Insects classification.
- British insects including the following order:
- Odonata (e.g. the Emperor Dragonfly)
- Hymonoptera (e.g the Saurfly)
- 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)
- Examples of Butterflies and Moths of Britain
- Insects across the world including the following orders:
- Diptera (e.g. the fruit fly)
- Orthoptera ( e.g. crickets)
- Coloptera (e.g. Scarab beetles)
- Blattodea (e.g.termites)
- Phasmatodea (e.g. stick insects)
- Examples of Butterflies and Moths of the world
Study Level 2The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.
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