Bi8780 System and phylogeny of insects

Faculty of Science
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
4/0. 4 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Vaňhara, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jaromír Vaňhara, CSc.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jaromír Vaňhara, CSc.
Tue 11:00–14:50 BpsR
Bi1030 Syst. & evol. of invertebrates &&( Bi6760 Entomology ||( NOW ( Bi6760 Entomology )))
Completion or parallel registration of Bi6760 Entomology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students will be able to understand and comment on the system of insects and its structure; he/she will be able to use this information for practical identification of insects; on the basis of the gained knowledge he/she will be able to identify also unknown taxa and to interpret them in his/her diploma thesis, publications etc. It is recommended to register in parallel the Advanced Invertebrate Identification Course and the Entomology Field Course.
  • Systematics of insects, milestones in the history of insect classification, present hypotheses, points of controversy
  • HEXAPODA Entognatha: Protura, Diplura, Collembola
  • Ectognatha, Insecta: Archaeognatha, Zygentoma, Pterygota
  • Palaeoptera: Ephemeroptera, Odonata
  • Neoptera Polyneoptera: Plecoptera, Blattodea (incl. Isoptera), Mantodea, Zoraptera, Grylloblattodea, Mantophasmatodea, Phasmatodea, Embioptera, Dermaptera, Orthoptera
  • Paraneoptera (Acercaria): Psocodea (incl. Psocoptera, Amblycera, Ischnocera, Anoplura, Rhynchophthirina), Thysanoptera, Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha, Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha, Coleorrhyncha, Heteroptera
  • Holometabola (Endopterygota): Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Strepsiptera, Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera
    recommended literature
  • GULLAN, P. J. and P. S. CRANSTON. The insects : an outline of entomology. Illustrated by Karina Hansen McInnes. 4th ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. xvi, 565. ISBN 9781444330366. info
  • GRIMALDI, David A. and Michael S. ENGEL. Evolution of the insects. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xv, 755. ISBN 0521821495. info
  • Encyclopedia of insects. Edited by Vincent H. Resh - Ring T. Cardé. Amsterdam: Academic press, 2003. xxviii, 12. ISBN 0125869908. info
    not specified
  • Encyclopedia of entomology. Edited by John L. Capinera. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. xli, 815. ISBN 0792386701. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical knowledge will be presented in lectures prepared by specialists on each higher taxon, on the whole 15 lecturers, practical training within this course (as far as included by the individual lecturers) + further recommended practical courses (see above)
Assessment methods
written final test + practical oral exam in insect identification
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: a prerekvizita Bi6760-zapsáno alespoň souběžně s Bi8780.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: +doporučená praktická cvičení Bi0055, Bi8760.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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