Applied Entomology

Applied Entomology

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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About the author

Dr. Girish Chandra administrator

Dr. Girish Chandra, retired Professor from Delhi University, has been teaching zoology for over 40 years and conducting research in insect taxonomy and pest control, particularly biological control and integrated pest management.