Course Code : ABF317

Course Title : Entomology and Acarology

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2 -2

Course Description:The course aims at familiarising students with the impressive world of insects and mites, their anatomy, physiology and lifehistories. In addition, the course teaches students the basic principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a strong focus on principles andstrategies applied to major arthropod pests of economically important crops in Cyprus. Specific topics covered include: Importance of insectsand mites for humans and the environment, internal and external anatomy, sensory organs and behaviour, reproduction, development and lifehistories, systematic classification of insects and mites, plant-feeding insects and mites, predation and parasitism, social insects, IPM methodsand techniques, medical entomology, and urban pest management. The course includes lectures, lab practical’s and field trips.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Acarology: Mites and Human Welfare By Tyler A. Woolley

  2. An Introduction to Agricultural Acarology By Banerjee Barundeb.

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory