Applied or economic Entomology deals with both destructive and useful insects, namely, productive insects such as honey bee and silk worm, whose products can be directly used by man. Pollinators such as bees, wasps and butterflies, and parasites that keep in check the noxious pests of agriculture, also benefit humans. Control of pests of agriculture, forestry, orchards, livestock as well as vectors of diseases such as housefly, mosquito, flea etc. also comes under applied entomology.
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Economic zoology deals with the application of zoological knowledge for the benefit of mankind. It includes culturing animals for mass production for human use and to control or eradicate animals that are injurious to man directly or indirectly.
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