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Applied Entomology

CEC and University of Mysore via Swayam


Applied entomology deals with the dual nature (useful and harmful) of insects as applied to mankind. It provides the detailed information on economically important insect orders, including their characteristic features. It also deals with metamorphosis in insects, the ways in which beneficial insects like silkworm, honey bees and lac insects can be best exploited for the human welfare. In addition, this area of entomology focuses on the exploitation of predators and parasitoids for the management of harmful insects and pollinators for the improvement of crop yields. It also consists of detailed account on management of harmful insects by adopting various methods.
Pedagogy:• Online teaching
• One-to-one interaction• Presentation through Power Point slides, etc.• Display of pictures / photos / short videos, etc.



Week – I -1. Characteristic features of insects | 2. Metamorphosis in insects | 3. Salient features of insect orders |Week – II -4. Lepidoptera | 5. Diptera | 6. Hymenoptera |Week – III -7. Coleoptera | 8. Hemiptera | 9. Neuroptera |Week - IV -10. Insect behavior | 11. Identification of a few insects using keys | 12. Beneficial insects |Week – V -13. Silkworms | 14. Honeybee | 15. Lac insect |Week – VI -16. Parasitoids |17. Predators and Pollinators |18. Insects as human food | 19. Insects as important laboratory tools |Week – VII -20. Categories and types of pests | 21. Harmful insects | 22. Agricultural pests | 23. Veterinary insects and other pests |Week - VIII -24. Rat flea | 25. Pests of public health importance | 26. Mosquito |Week – IX -27. House fly | 28. Louse | 29. Bed bugs |Week - X -30. Insect vectors | 31. Insect pest control | 32. Pesticides | 33. Integrated pest management |Week - XI -34. Social insects | 35. Termites | 36. Wasps and ants |

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  • A.Karthikeyan

    A.Karthikeyan is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Studying applied entomology will be helpful not only for a human being individually but also for human society as a whole. The syllabus fulfils all the aspects of the subject. Really it throws light on every aspect of interaction between insects and man. The coordinator clearly introduces the subject.
  • Utam Chand

    Utam Chand completed this course.

    It's very important course for me it's also help us how we management of insect pest an agricultural crop And other biological agents. I like this course , I hope I will much learn in this course and help of farmer the control of many pest Agricultural point view.
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    DrMuheebur Rehman
    I am very unterested this program because during covid it essential to understand the causing factor of different disease .

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