Study of the morphology, physiology, and classification of the common insect orders and related arthropods with emphasis on species of economic or biological importance. Emphasis on integrated pest management concepts and proper use of pesticides.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic insect morphology and physiology
  • Classify insects to the order level
  • Identify common insect and arthropod pest and beneficial species
  • Interpret pesticide labels and state and federal laws
  • Explain pesticide application procedures
  • Apply integrated pest management techniques to specific pest situations

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0