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Insect diversity 355


 
Module code ZEN 355
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The extent and significance of insect diversity. Functional insect morphology. The basic principles of taxonomy and the classification of taxa within the Insecta. Insect orders and economically and ecologically important Southern African insect families. Identification of insect orders and families using distinguishing characteristics. General biological and behavioural characteristics of each group. Grouping of insects into similar life-styles and habitats.

Module credits 18.00
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites ZEN 251 GS or permission from the HOD.
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Quarter 1

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