Insects and Other Arthropods of the Morongo Basin

Insects and Other Arthropods of the Morongo Basin

Course Number: ENTM X405.1

1.5 units

Learn about the anatomy of insects and how to distinguish them from other desert arthropods as you study the many insect orders and families found in the Mojave Desert. Specimens in a demonstration collection are examined along with field observations in daylight and after dark in both desert and riparian habitats. Mimicry and other important insect survival traits are discussed.

Available Sections

Starting Sep 21


Starting Sep 21

Course Fees



Kurt Leuschner [ bio ]

close [x] Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Professor of Natural Resources, College of the Desert. His specialties include ornithology, entomology and desert ecology, and he has led hundreds of field trips both locally and as far afield as Africa. Mr. Leuschner also teaches natural history courses for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and conservation organizations.


Fri 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Sep 21, 2018

Sat 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Sep 22, 2018

Sat 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sep 22, 2018

Sun 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Sep 23, 2018

4 Meetings

Online Enrollment not available for this course. Please see section notes for instructions on how to enroll.


Joshua Tree National Park Association

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Section Notes:

Students must register through the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. Call 760-367-5535 to enroll


No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

Available Sections


Section No.: 182CPD103

Dates: Sep 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Dates: Sep 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Dates: Sep 22, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Dates: Sep 23, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Instructor: Kurt Leuschner

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Association

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