Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Plant entomology
Course code:RLENT
Course title in language of instruction:Rostlinolékařská entomologie
Course title in Czech:Rostlinolékařská entomologie
Course title in English:Plant entomology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Ing. Eva Hrudová, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Hana Šefrová, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:Obtain basic knowledge of general entomology and recognize negative and positive functions of insects, mites and nematodes in agroecosystems. Can use this knowledge in the determination and evaluation of important species of insects in agriculture and competently assess their importance.
Course contents:
1.People and insecta interferences (allowance 2/0)
a.Importance of insecta for people

2.Morphology, anatomy and physiology of insects (allowance 6/2)
a.External morphology (segmentation, integument, head, thorax, abdomen)
b.Internal morphology and functions

3.Reproduction and development of insects (allowance 4/2)
b.Postembryonic development
c.Insect developmental cycle
d.Insect dormance

4.Ecology of insects (allowance 8/0)
a.Characters of insects populations
b.Insecta and abiotic environmental factors
c.Insecta and plants
d.Natural abundance regulation

5.Systematic review of important taxa in agriculture (allowance 8/24)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Ability to assess the importance of harmful organism in agrocoenosis
-Competences to decide on the need to control unwanted insects
-Knowledge of morphology, taxonomy and development of insects
-Knowledge of plant damage by insects, mites and nematodes
-Skills of determination of insect species in consultancy

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:In order to obtain compensation, participation in compulsory exercises. Cognitive test of agriculturally important species. To obtain the credits is required at least 75% of correct answers.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam56 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • ŠEFROVÁ, H. Rostlinolékařská entomologie. 1st ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2006. 257 p. ISBN 80-7302-086-6.
  • KŘÍSTEK, J. -- URBAN, J. Lesnická entomologie. 2nd ed. Praha: Academia, 2013. 445 p. ISBN 978-80-200-2237-0.
  • ALFORD, D V. A Textbook of Agricultural Entomology. 1st ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd., 1999. 6 p. ISBN 0-632-05297-X.
  • SPEIGHT, M R. Ecology of insects: concepts and applications. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 628 p. ISBN 978-1-4051-3114-8.
  • SCHOWALTER, T D. Insect ecology: an ecosystem approach. 3rd ed. London: Academic Press, 2011. 633 p. ISBN 978-0-12-381351-0.