Entomologia applicata, Volume primo, Generalità e mezzi di controllo, Tremblay E., Liguori Editore
Entomologia generale e applicata, L. Masutti, S. Zangheri, Cedam, Padova 2001.
Knolewdge acquired: Knowledge about biology and ethology of phytophagous insects to identify the most rational insect control methods.
Competence acquired (at the end of the course): management of the arthropods in natural environments and in wood arboriculture plantations.
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): Diagnosis of damage caused by sup sucker, defoliating and xylophagous insects. Application of integrated control strategies.
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab, although non compulsory, is strongly recommended
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 150
Hours reserved to private study and other indivual formative activities: 90
Contact hours for: Classroom lectures (hours): 48
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours):
Contact hours for: outdoor labs (hours): 12
Intermediate examinations: 0
Teaching tools: Video projector, PC.
Type of Assessment
Exam modality: 1 writter exam and/or 1 oral exam.
General insect structure. Tegument, head, thorax and abdomen. Nervous, digestive, respiratory, excretory, secretory and reproductive systems.
Post-embrional development: moult and metamorphosis. Orders: Collembola, Isoptera, Orthoptera, Thysanoptera, Rhyncota, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera. Sap-sucking insects: general characteristics and damages. Main orders of sap-sucking insects. Biological cycle of viviparous and oviparous aphids (adelgids). Leaf-eating insects: general characteristics and damages. Main orders of leaf-eating insects. Xilophagous insects: general characteristics and damages. Main orders of xilophagous insects. Biology and ecology of main phytophagous insects. Mechanical, silvicultural, biotechnical and biological control methods.