Large trees in forests, plantations and orchards are attacked by different types of insects. Generally in forests, insect populations are maintained below the damage levels by their natural enemies. But sometimes pest outbreaks do take place causing immense damage to trees and timber. In orchards pest control strategies have to be in place to deal with the pest outbreaks. The following insects attack large trees in forests and orchards.
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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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