Insect Social Behavior
How Do We Define True Social Behavior (Eusociality)?
individuals of the same species cooperate in caring for young there is a reproductive division of labor with more of less sterile individuals working on behalf of fecund ind
Insecticides, Chemical Control, and the Pesticide Dilemma
Acaricides Bactericides Fungicides Herbicides Insecticides Nematicides Rodenticides mites bacteria fungi weeds insects nematodes rodents
Use of Chemicals for Insect Control is not
Insects As Pests
What is a Pest?
An insect whose normal activities interfere or conflict with ours. Biologically speaking, there is nothing that clearly defines an insect as a pest - other than the conflict with our interests. Humans define which in
Insect Plant Interactions
Monophagous - feed on a single host
species or at most a few closely related species within a genus Oligophagous - utilize hosts belonging to several genera but are usually within a host family Polyp