Textbooks: E. Tremblay, Entomologia applicata. Vol. I, parte I. Generalità e mezzi di controllo. Liguori editore, Napoli. Partspeciale: AAVV, Zoologia agraria, Delfino Editore.
Knolewdge acquired: basic knowledge of applied zoology in temperate areas
Competence acquired (at the end of the course):
In the field of agricultural entomology
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): to plan a correct IPM strategy against insect pests
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended)
Lezioni di didattica frontale (totale ore): 34 Contact hours for: 34
Attività di laboratorio (totale ore):8 Laboratory/practice: 8
Seminari/visite guidate (totale ore): 6 Seminars/excursions: 6
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab:
Teaching tools: movies, insects pests slides, entomological boxes and living insects pests
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
Programma del corso
Introduction. Insects within Arthropods. Morphology of Insects: head, thorax and abdomen. Mouth parts and feeding activity.
Anatomy and physiology of the following systems: integument, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, reproductive. The insects life cycle. Reproduction and development. Moulting process, metamorphosis. General models of the life cycle. The no-metamorphosis model. The gradual metamorphosis model. The incomplete metamorphosis model. The complete metamorphosis model. The adult. Reproductive behaviour and foraging strategies. Pheromones. Insects classification. Useful and harmful species. Insects collecting and species identification. The entomological box. Insects pest control. Integrated Pest Management. Biological control. Surveillance and sampling.
IPM in olive orchards, vineyards and in glasshouses.