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- Pest insects — The classification of an insect as a pest is a subjective one, based on its potential damage to human needs and/or natural habitats and ecosystems.
- Pest insects can: damage or kill agricultural crops, ornamental plants, or native plants in situ; consume and/or damage harvested food; cause illness or unproductivity in agricultural animals (ie: cattle); and vector human diseases or cause pain.
- Some insects are beneficial at one stage of life and a pest at another stage, for example many lepidopterans may be serious pests as larvae, while they may be pollinators in adulthood.
- Some insects that are considered pests in human settlements/gardens are actually more a beneficial insect than pestiferous: example: bees (the main pollinators of human food supplies).
This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.
- ► Agricultural pest insects (3 C, 346 P)
- ► Insect control (3 C, 23 P)
- ► Household pest insects (1 C, 48 P)
Pages in category "Pest insects"
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